Michelle Wie Relishes Win in Hawaii

Michelle Wie
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Michelle Wie performs the Hula after winning the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf on April 19, 2014 in Kapolei, Hawaii.

by Melissa Isaacson: espnW.com

OK, now this could be fun. And when was the last time anyone said that about the LPGA Tour and really meant it?

Surely you could not have watched Michelle Wie's unabashed joy after coming from four strokes back in the final round Saturday to win the LPGA Lotte Championship and not feel the surge of energy currently coursing through women's golf.

If 19-year-old Lexi Thompson's first major championship two weeks ago at the Kraft Nabisco gave the tour, presently chock full of prodigies, a real reason to be optimistic about the future, then Wie's victory gave it a jolt from the past.

Michelle Wie's first victory on U.S. soil was worthy of a champagne celebration.

Playing in her native Hawaii, the 24-year-old earned her third career tour victory and first on U.S. soil, almost shocking for those of us who remember well when Wie played in the final group of the Kraft Nabisco at age 13 and soon after became golf's "It Girl." Read More>>

Topics: Wie, Michelle, LPGA Lotte Championship

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