Michelle Sung Wie, Korean name as Wie Sung-Mi, is an American professional golfer by profession who plays on the LPGA Tour. She was born on October 11, 1989 at Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She belongs to a Korean ethnicity however, she holds an American nationality. The player with dual citizenship of Korea and U.S. finally renounced the Korean citizenship in 2013. She is the only child from her parents Bo Wie and Byung-wook Wie.
Michelle had keen interest on sports, especially on golf since a young age. She started to play golf when she was just 4 years old and amazed everyone with her talent. She did her schooling from Punahou School, Honolulu. Later, she joined Stanford University for her further studies where her grandfather was a visiting professor and her aunt and uncle too graduated from the same university. She graduated in 2002 with a major in Communications.
She turned professional in 2005, although, she played in very limited tournaments till 2008 due to her extreme young age being an issue. Her first professional event was in the 2005 LPGA Samsung World Championship. Till date she has won 4 LPGA Tour with 1 major championship and 3 other LPGA Tour wins and is planning to win more in near future. She has also been winner of various tournaments before turning as a professional.
Moving on to her personal life, Michelle is not married but in a relationship with Robin Lopez, a professional basketball player for New York Knicks of NBA. The couple first met at the Stanford University. When asked about their relationship, they never went public about their affair. They always stated each other as good friends until the images proved otherwise. The couple can now be seen together enjoying each others’ company however; they are still very private couple not discussing much about their relationship. Beside Robin, there are no any rumors about her having any other love affairs.
In terms of popularity, the golfer is a bit ahead than the basketball player. She has a huge fan following and grabs the maximum attention wherever she goes. But, this never caused any problem in their love life. She currently resides in Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Like other celebrities, Michelle also has a ton of controversies throughout her life. One of the huge controversies was aroused when Wie missed the cut at 2007 Sony Open by 14 shots. The critics doubted whether she could make it or not. The other one was when she hired and fired lots of caddy after when her father stopped being her caddy. The misinformation about her wrist injury also created a lot of buzz in the media.
She can be seen endorsing various brands such as Nike, McDonalds, Kia Motors, Sony and many more.
Michelle can also be seen engaged in various charity works and events.
Michelle has an estimated net worth of around $12 million and enjoys a very good salary of over $5 million per year. The beautiful and talented golfer stands 6 ft. 1 in. tall with the weight of 68 kg.
To know more about Michelle Wie, she can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on her.
Last modified: December 16, 2015
Published on: December 16, 2015
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