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Michelle Wie 2004

On Golf Hawaii’s season debut in 2004, Mark interviews one of today’s hottest young players, Michelle Wie. Having watched Wie play competitive golf from the ages of 10 to 13, Mark is convinced she is the best young golfer he has ever seen … male or female. Mark caught up with her during a practice round for the Sony Open in Hawaii. Hear what Wie has to say about her game, her family, and what she thinks 2004 will bring.

Michelle Wie's Player Stats in 2004

• Wie won the 2001 Jennie K. Invitational tournament at age 11.

• Wie played in three LPGA tournaments in 2002 as a 12-year-old. She missed the cut in all three events, although she nearly qualified in the Wendy's Classic, missing by two strokes.

• At the Takefuji Classic, played at Waikoloa in 2002, she became the youngest to qualify for an LPGA tournament

• Wie also advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Public Links Championship at Sunriver, Ore., in June 2002. She also became the youngest semifinalist in the history of any women's amateur championship conducted by the United States Golf Association.

• Winner of the 2002 Hawai'i State Open and the Hawai'i State Junior Golf Association's Tournament of Champions.

• In 2003, Wie tied for fourth in the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championships where she was one of only three females. Tied ninth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Tied for 33rd at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.

• At 13, she became the youngest to win the State Women's Open (by 13 strokes), and the first female to win a Manoa Cup match. She was also the first female to play in the Hawaii Pearl Open Tournament.

Michelle Wie's Player Stats in 2014

- LPGA Tour Victories: 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational; 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open
; 2014 LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by J Golf, U.S. Women's Open. 

- The Solheim Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2013

- 2014 in a Nutshell: 21 events, 19 cuts made, 2 wins, $1,924,796 (4); Earned her third career victory in her native Hawaii in April, setting up the biggest win of her career two months later; Won her first major championship at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2, sinking a clutch 15-foot birdie putt on No. 17 to hold off a charging Stacy Lewis; Finished third in GIR (77%), third in scoring average (69.82), and third in rounds under par (56).