Potential fulfilled? - Wie captures maiden major title
Michelle Wie captured her maiden major title at the US Open. It will mark, for many the fulfilling of a great talent that for so long looked as if it would never come to fruition
Wie powered her way to a two-shot victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, capturing the first major championship of her career at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. The 24-year-old notched her second LPGA Tour win of the year – and fourth of her career - with a final score of 2-under-par 278.
Wie celebrated her major milestone on the 18th green with her fellow LPGA athletes, who doused her in champagne.
“I had a lot of fun today, I woke up so excited. I am just so grateful for the opportunity,” said Wie. “I got a lot of goose bumps walking up to 18. I can’t believe this is happening.”
Wie, who eagled the tenth and birdied the 17th to give her a two-stroke cushion, ranks second in greens in regulation – 79 percent -- on the LPGA Tour. She is fourth in putts per greens in regulation,
The win gives Wie eight top-ten finishes this season, moves her from 11th to a projected seventh in the World Rankings, and she now tops the LPGA Tour Official Money List.
Michelle Wie - In The Bag
Wie’s Nike Golf Arsenal
Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 9.5-degree (UST Axivcore Red 69X)
Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert Tour 3-wood/13-degree
Hybrid: Nike VRS Covert 18-degree and 24-degree
Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (5-6), VR Pro Blade (7-PW)
Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree, VR X3X toe sweep 56-degree and 60-degree
Putter: Nike Method 006
Ball: Nike RZN Black
Wie sported apparel from Nike’s Tour Performance Women’s collection and the Nike FI Impact shoe.
US Women's Open re-cap 2014
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