Michelle Wie seals maiden major

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Michelle Wie etched her name in the history books at Pinehurst No. 2, winning the US Women's Open by two shots. It’s Her first major in a career full of expectation.


Growing up in the limelight of being a star at a young age, the 24-year old has played under lofty expectations her entire career. Now the Hawaiian joins the elite company of major champions.

Michelle Wie saw off world No.1 Stacy Lewis with a final round of 70 and was the only player to finish under-par.

“I can’t even think straight,” Wie said. “I’m so happy right now. I’m just unbelievably happy. I’m so honored to have my name on the trophy. I’m just so grateful for everything.

“I’m just really happy. I’m really thankful, just everything, feeling every single emotion I can right now.”

Consistency the key for Michelle Wie


Wie started the day tied with co-leader Amy Yang on two-under par and got off to a shaky start when the duo exchanged bogeys on the par-4 first hole.

However, Wie held it together and watched her playing partner unravel through the final 18 holes. Yang double-bogeyed the second hole and bogeyed the par-4 fifth and

never seemed to recover after dropping three shots back.

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Wie then pared eight consecutive holes after her opening bogey and looked like she would start to separate herself from the pack with a 10-foot eagle putt on the tenth.
"As soon as you try to start forcing things on this golf course, it usually goes the other way."

But world No.1 Stacy Lewis exuded her fighter mentality on the back nine to make things interesting. Lewis, who finished with a 4-under 66 to tie the championship low round, had eight birdies on Sunday, the most by a player in a single round this week.

“I wasn’t looking at leaderboards very much,” said Lewis. “ I kind of glanced at them here and there but I wasn’t watching, just because as soon as you try to start forcing things on this golf course, it usually goes the other way.

“I was trying to do the best I could, make birdies when I hit good shots into there. But you can’t force things, I mean it’s just the course plays.”

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