Michelle Wie Rocks Headlines

Wie's Win Comes at Key Time for LPGA Tour as Schedule Announced
By Michael Buteau, Bloomberg, November 18, 2009

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- As Michelle Wie hugged her first professional golf trophy, she was clad in red clothes adorned with Nike Inc. logos -- just like a typical victory by Tiger Woods. More>>




Win lifts Wie and LPGA
Star Bulletin, November 18, 2009

Officials, fans and even players of the women's golf tour have yearned for the past year that Michelle Wie break into the winner's column. Bolstered in confidence by her undefeated performance in the Solheim Cup, Wie spectacularly satisfied their wishes and her own Sunday with her first LPGA victory, giving a badly needed boost to the game in Hawaii and nationally. More>>




Challenges ahead as Wie ends drought
By Bangkok Post, November 18, 2009

It seems Michelle Wie's career has just taken off as the LPGA Tour enters the final stage of the 2009 season.

The superstar rookie at long last joined the ranks of Tour winners last weekend in her 18th tournament of the year. The 20-year-old Hawaiian secured her maiden LPGA title in spectacular style by sinking a birdie on the 18th hole to claim a two-shot victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico. More>>



Bunker Shots: Can Wie carry the load?
By Randall Mell, Golf Channel, November 17, 2009

Blasting into the week with Michelle Wie

Can Wie's strong shoulders hoist the LPGA?

Let the hype begin.

Check that.

Let the hype resume. More>>




Wie's first LPGA win a coming-of-age moment?
By Michael Whitmer, Boston Globe, November 17, 2009

Ever since Michelle Wie first appeared on the national golf stage at the amazing age of 10, followers of the sport have waited to see if she could do for women's golf what Tiger Woods has done for the men's game. Would the on-course success by the can't-miss kid translate into more exposure for women's golf, better TV deals, higher purses, and a surge in young girls trading in dolls for drivers, eager to Be Just Like Michelle? If Woods's early accomplishments - especially winning the 1997 Masters by 12 shots as a 21-year-old - played a big part in growing the game, could Wie be a similar savior? We wondered, and we waited. More>>



Pair Of Ws
By Tim Rosaforte, Golf Digest, November 17, 2009

Tiger Woods won on Sunday by two strokes in Australia for his seventh victory of the year, but he wasn't the biggest story in golf. Michelle Wie was, winning for the first time in her career. It's not often that Tiger is upstaged, but that shows the magnetic appeal that Wie has on women's golf -- and all of golf for that matter. More>>




Wie all the buzz at LPGA Tour Championship
By RANDALL MELL, GolfChannel.com, November 17, 2009

RICHMOND, Texas – Michelle Wie's focus was challenged during her hour-long practice Tuesday after her arrival for the LPGA Tour championship. More>>




Wie Victory Gives Troubled LPGA Tour Unexpected Lift
By REUTERS, November 17, 2009

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michelle Wie's breakthrough victory on the LPGA Tour has given the U.S. women's circuit a timely boost after a season of economic struggle. More>>




With overdue win, expectations return for Wie
Sports Illustrated, November 16, 2009

From a hotel suite in Honolulu overlooking the golf course where Michelle Wie first showed her awesome potential, she looked at newspaper photos from various stages of her youth and realized those days were behind her. More>>




One Victory Makes the Future Brighter for Wie and the L.P.G.A.
By LARRY DORMAN, New York Times, November 16, 2009

It was a good cellphone signal that bounced off the satellite from somewhere outside Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday night. It carried a voice that sounded much the way Michelle Wie's voice used to sound, before all the pressure got to it and drained the youthful spontaneity right out of it. More>>




Can Michelle Wie make it two in a row at LPGA Tour Championship?
By Emily Kay, Boston Golf Examiner, November 16, 2009

Let the hype begin! Just days after clinching her first-ever LPGA Tour victory, Michelle Wie will try to make it back-to-back wins at this week's LPGA Tour Championship in Houston, TX. More>>




Monday Scramble: Michelle madness
By Golfweek Staff, November 16, 2009

Welcome to the Monday Scramble, the first-ever Monday following professional titles by both Tiger Woods and – drumroll, please – Michelle Wie.

The result? Madness – complete and utter Michelle Madness – even if some of the following reports remain unconfirmed (And we can't even begin to imagine what would have happened if Rickie Fowler had also won): More>>



First LPGA victory gives Wie a big shot of confidence
By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY, November 16, 2009

Houston, we have a winner.

Michelle Wie will arrive at this week's LPGA Tour Championship at the Houstonian Golf and Country Club today as the tour's newly minted champion — and carrying a lot less luggage. More>>




Wie Earns First L.P.G.A. Victory; Woods Wins in Australia
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York Times, November 15, 2009

Michelle Wie won the first L.P.G.A. event of her career on Sunday, fulfilling the promise of a decade with a three-under-par 69 to win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by two strokes over Paula Creamer in Guadalajara, Mexico. More>>





No Stopping Now

By Ron Sirak, Golf World, November 15, 2009

Michelle Wie's win on Sunday ended a six-year victory drought, but it also may have marked the start of a player's journey to greatness

What a long, strange trip it's been. Nearly eight years after her first LPGA tournament, six years after missing the cut by one stroke in the Sony Open on the PGA Tour as a 14-year-old and more than four years after turning pro, Michelle Wie won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Sunday. It was Wie's first LPGA victory, first win anywhere in nearly six-and-a-half years and first victory in a stroke-play event since the Hawaii State Open on Nov. 17, 2002. The question is this: Now what? Have the floodgates opened? More>>





What a Wie-lief! Michelle wins at last
By Herald wire services, November 16, 2009

Michelle Wie won her first LPGA Tour title, fulfilling the promise of a decade with a 3-under 69 yesterday for a 2-stroke victory over Paula Creamer in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico. More>>




After years in spotlight, Michelle Wie wins first pro tournament
Breakthrough comes at LPGA's Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico
By Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, November 15, 2009

The Michelle Wie era has, at long last, begun. After years of injury and controversy, too much hype and money and not enough birdies, Wie won her first pro tournament Sunday afternoon at the LPGA's Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico. More>>




After first win, Wie headed in right direction
By Jason Sobel, ESPN.com, November 15, 2009

There are NFL and NBA superstars who have gone to trial for heinous crimes, only to find their images largely untarnished afterward. Some of professional baseball's greatest sluggers were discovered to have used performance-enhancing drugs, but could still fill a city block with an impromptu autograph signing. A world-record-setting Olympic swimmer was photographed with drug paraphernalia, which simply made him the punch line of late-night monologues for a few days.

If anything, these examples prove that sports fans are ultimately and unfailingly forgiving when it comes to the transgressions of our most elite athletes. And it begs the question: Following her first victory as a professional, will public sentiment for Michelle Wie remain venomous or will she be welcomed into the good graces of fans with open arms? More>>




Wie-Mania reborn after first LPGA win
By Randal Mell, Golf Channel, November 15, 2009

Michelle Wie did substantially more than break through and win her first LPGA title Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She resurrected all the hope she brought to women's golf as the young Hawaiian phenom whose mighty swings made even PGA Tour pros marvel. More>>




Will Wie's victory open floodgates?
By JAY COFFIN, GolfChannel.com, 11/15/2009

Michelle Wie finally won.

Difficult to believe that it's been more than six long, eventful years since the “can't-miss kid” won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links as a 13-year-old. When that happened in June of 2003, there isn't a person alive who'd have bet that the next one would come in November of 2009. Heck, she's not even a teen-ager anymore. More>>





At Long Last, Michelle Wie Gets 1st Tour Win
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, November 15, 2009

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) -- Michelle Wie raised both arms in the air, then put a hand over her mouth.

No need to say a thing -- this celebration was a decade in the making. More>>




VIDEOS

Wiesy Does It - Golf Channel

Michelle Wie chats with Vince Cellini following her first career win on the LPGA at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, where she held off a strong group including Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. Watch now >>




Wie shoots 13-under for 1st pro win
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