Michelle Wie wins HSBC Women’s World Championsip

Michelle Wie finished with a closing-round 65 on Sunday to win the HSBC Women’s World Championship by one stroke over Korda, Kang, Henderson and Shin.

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Michelle Wie wins HSBC Women's World Championship

Mar 04, 2018:What started as a pursuit of history ended up as a finish for the history books. Nelly Korda made a valiant effort to join her sister Jessica Korda in becoming only the second siblings to win on the LPGA but instead Michelle Wie singed the Sentosa Golf Club Tanjong Course in Singapore with a closing-round 65 on Sunday to win the HSBC Women’s World Championship by one stroke over Korda, Danielle Kang, Brooke Henderson and Jenny Shin.

Wie, playing a hole in front of Korda, Kang and Henderson and a hole behind Shin, stroked a 35-foot birdie putt from the fringe that caught the low lip and curled in to get her fifth LPGA victory and first since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, 1,365 days ago. Kang’s 20-footer to tie Wie missed then Korda left an 8-footer a tad low, giving Wie a win for which she had waited a long time.

“It’s been a tough journey since 2014. I think it’s been kind of well documented. You know, I’ve had some injuries, had a really bad year, just lost a lot of confidence. But I’m just really proud of myself for pulling myself out of it. I felt like I had a good year last year, a year where I built confidence, and I just want to keep building confidence from there. I just want to keep rising. I just want to keep playing the best I can, trying the hardest I can and trying to become the best player that I can be.”

Shin, who matched Wie’s closing 65, bogeyed the last hole to open the door for her challengers.

“It was crazy,” Wie said as she accepted the winner’s trophy. “I don’t know what’s going on right now. I’m so proud of me, my caddie and my entire team. HSBC always has a world-class event. This means a lot to me.”

The victory was huge not just for Wie but for the LPGA. There is no other name in golf this side of Tiger Woods and none in women’s golf since Nancy Lopez that moves the needle as much as Michelle. Sixteen years after she played her first LPGA event and nine years after she joined the tour, the 28-year-old Wie may be poised to have the kind of season everyone has long expected.

Michelle Wie’s LPGA Victories

2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship

2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship

2014 LOTTE Championship

2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open

2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona Light

 

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