Michelle Wie (born October 11, 1989) is an American Professional Golfer, Athlete, Instagram Celeb, and Social Media Personality from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is famous for playing on the LPGA Tour currently.
Wie became the youngest player to pass for a USGA amateur championship. Furthermore, the 29-year-old player announced that she started her professional career on October 5, 2005.
Her real full birth name is Michelle Sung Wie. Moreover, she is the youngest player who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Michelle became the youngest golfer to qualify for an LPGA Tour event in 2002.
The golfer played a limited number of LPGA Tour events from 2005 to 2008. Then, she performed the first professional event in the 2005 LPGA Samsung World Championship. Wie placed third in the initial Rolex World Golf Rankings in February 2006.
In 2009, Michelle became acceptable to play full-time on the LPGA Tour. In fact, she tied for 7th place at the LPGA qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach. On April 19, 2014, Michelle won her third LPGA Tour event.
The player won her 4th LPGA Tour event and 1st the U.S. Women’s Open on June 22, 2014. Recently, on March 10, 2019, Michelle Wie engaged her boyfriend “Jonnie West” in a private ceremony. He is an American Former Basketball Player and Director of Basketball Operations.
The golfer announced about her engagement on her official Instagram account on Sunday night. West proposed his fiancee with a gorgeous ring. She also captioned the image as “My person for life”. The couple started their relationship a few years back. They are also planning to marry soon.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
This golfer was born on the 11th of October 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. At present, Michelle Wie’s age is 29 years old. Her father “Byung-Wook Wie” worked as a professor of travel industry management at the University of Hawaii.
Michelle’s mother “Bo Wie” is a former golfer and model. She remained women’s amateur golf champion in 1985. Bo also competed in a Miss Korea beauty pageant. Furthermore, Michelle’s parents immigrated from South Korea and came to the USA.
Hence, Wie belongs to South Korean-American ethnicity. She completed her school education from Punahou School in 2007. Later, Michelle graduated from Stanford University with a major in communications in March 2012.
At the age of 4, she started playing golf. In 2001, She won both the Hawaii State Women’s Stroke Play Championship and the Jennie K. Wilson Women’s Invitational in Hawaii.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Michelle Sung Wie.|
|Nick name||Michelle and Big Wiesy.|
|Profession||Professional Golfer and Social Media Personality.|
|Famous for||Recently engaged her boyfriend Jonnie West (Son of basketball legend Jerry West).|
|Age (As of 2018)||29 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 11, 1989.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.|
|Debut||1. In 2005, she made debut in the Pre-LPGA membership.
2. made LPGA membership debut in 2009.
|Awards & Achievements||1. won the 2002 Hawaii State Open, Women's Division.
2. On Jun 22, 2014, Wie bagged U.S. Women's Open title.
3. won HSBC Women's World Championship in 2018.
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Libra.|
|Current Residence||Jupiter, Florida, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 68 Kg.
Pounds: 149 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||35-25-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||9.|
|Tattoo details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father: Byung-wook Wie.
Mother: Bo Wie.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Unmarried (Engaged).|
|Dating History?||Not available.|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Jonnie West (fiance).|
|College/ University||Stanford University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Travel, Listen to Music and Play Golf.|
|Favorite Food||Korean Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$12 Million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Annual Income & Earnings||Under Review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Michelle Wie
- Her grandfather, Dr. Sang-Kyu Wie, was an emeritus professor at Seoul National University.
- When Michelle was born, she holds a dual citizen of South Korea and the United States.
- Later, she renounced South Korean citizenship in February 2013.
- The 29-year-old player signed sponsorship contracts with brands like Nike and Sony which was worth more than $10 million USD per year.
- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of this golfer is $12 million US Dollars.
- Wie also ranked at no. 4th position in the 2007 Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25 with annual incomes of $19 million USD.
- Furthermore, she worked with companies like William Morris Agency and sports agency IMG.
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- Her Korean name is Wie Sung-Mi.
- Figure Details: Michelle Wie height stands at 6 Feet 0 Inch (183 centimeters tall).
- She possesses a hot, sexy, and beautiful figure with a body weight of 68 kilograms (149 Pounds) approximately.
- Wie is also popularly known by her nickname of Big Wiesy.
- Michelle has 528.6+ k followers on Instagram.