Michelle Wie celebrates U.S. Open win by twerking, drinking out of her trophy

Michelle Wie celebrates U.S. Open win by twerking, drinking out of her trophy

PINEHURST, N.C., June 23 (UPI) --Michelle Wie twerked and drank out of her trophy when she won the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday in Pinehurst, N.C.
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Nordqvist extends lead at LPGA Thailand tournament

CHONBURI, Thailand, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Anna Nordqvist shot 31 on the second nine Saturday and extended her lead to four strokes with one round to play at the Honda LPGA Thailand golf tournament.

Nordqvist keeps lead at LPGA tournament in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Anna Nordqvist shot even-par 72 Friday in retaining a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of the Honda LPGA Thailand golf tournament.

Nordqvist leads at Honda LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Anna Nordqvist opened with three straight birdies Thursday in taking the first-round lead at the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament.

Korda takes lead at LPGA event in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Jessica Korda overcame windy conditions Friday to shoot a 7-under 66 and take the lead at the midway point of the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic.

Natalie Gulbis joins Piller, Phatlum atop Naples LGPA leaderboard

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Natalie Gulbis recorded a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to join Gerina Piller and Pornanong Phatlum atop the CME Group Titleholders leaderboard after three rounds.

Phatlum leads after one round of Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pornanong Phatlum shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead by one over an elite field after the opening round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Amy Yang wins LPGA playoff in South Koiea

Amy Yang wins LPGA playoff in South Koiea

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Amy Yang birdied the first playoff hole Sunday in winning her first LPGA title at the KEB HanaBank Championship in her native South Korea.
Four share lead at LPGA tournament in South Korea

Four share lead at LPGA tournament in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Amy Yang reeled of five consecutive birdies Friday en route to sharing a four-player lead after the first round of South Korea's LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

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Mika Miyazato leads LPGA's Evian Championship

Mika Miyazato leads LPGA's Evian Championship

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Mika Miyazato piled up seven birdies in taking the first-round lead Friday at the LPGA's Evian Championship in France.

Phatlum leads on LPGA Tour

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pornanong Phatlum twice ran off three birdies in a row during a round of 8-under 64 Thursday that gave her the lead after the first day of the Safeway Classic.

Caroline Hedwall goes unbeaten as Europe retains Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Caroline Hedwall's close 1-up win over Michelle Wie Sunday highlighted a dominating victory by Europe over the United States to retain the Solheim Cup.

Europeans sweep fourball play for big lead over U.S. in Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Caroline Hedwall produced her fourth straight win Saturday and Europe swept the United States in fourball play for a dominating 10 1/2-5 1/2 Solheim Cup lead.

Europe takes 5-3 lead over U.S. at Solheim Cup

PARKER, Colo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Caroline Hedwall took part in two victories Friday that helped give Europe a two-point lead over the United States after the opening day of the Solheim Cup.
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Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie chips follows the flight of her tee shot from the ninth hole in the final round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship on June 10, 2007 at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Md. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Michelle Sung Wie ( /ˈwiː/; Korean: Wie Seong-mi Hangul: 위성미 Hanja: 魏聖美; born October 11, 1989) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie would also become the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event. Wie turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005, accompanied by an enormous amount of hype and endorsements.

Wie was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the only child of immigrant parents from the Republic of Korea (South Korea) who came to the United States in the 1980s. Her father, Byung-wook Wie, is a former professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii. Her mother, Bo, was South Korea's women's amateur golf champion in 1985 and competed in a Miss Korea pageant. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Sang Kyu Wie, a resident of Jangheung, Jeollanam-do, was an emeritus professor at Seoul National University. When she was born, since both of her parents had been Korean, Wie was a dual citizen of both the Republic of Korea and the United States automatically. However, the Republic of Korea does not allow dual citizenship after the age of 21. Wie has opted for United States citizenship.

Wie graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu in June, 2007. On December 19, 2006, she announced that she would be attending Stanford University where there are family ties. Her paternal grandfather was a visiting professor and an aunt and uncle are both graduates. She enrolled in September, 2007 as a freshman, but as a professional golfer, Wie is not eligible under NCAA rules to play for Stanford's golf team. During her first three years at Stanford, she attended only during the fall and winter quarters, running from late September through mid-March each year. She took leaves of absence during the rest of the year to play professional golf.

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