Michelle Wie Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Michelle Wie Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthOctober 11, 1989
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseJonnie West

Michelle Wie is an American professional golfer who began competing in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour in 2009. A child prodigy, she had turned professional just before her 16th birthday. Her best performances at the majors include the title triumph at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open and 2nd-place finishes at the 2005 Women’s PGA Championship and the 2014 ANA Inspiration event. She has also won the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, the 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open, the 2014 LPGA Lotte Championship, and the 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship. In team events, representing the United States, she has been a member of the winning team at the Solheim Cup (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and the International Crown (2018).

Born Name

Wie Sung-mi

Nick Name

Michelle Wie, Big Wiesy

Michelle Wie in an Instagram selfie from July 2020
Michelle Wie in an Instagram selfie from July 2020 (Michelle Wie / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Honolulu, O‘ahu, Hawaii, United States

Residence

San Francisco, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Michelle had graduated, in June 2007, from the Punahou School, a private school in Honolulu. She had then joined the Stanford University, a private research university in Stanford, California, in September 2007.

During her first 3 years there, she used to attend classes only during the fall and winter quarters, taking leave during the rest of the year to play professional golf. She eventually graduated in 2012 with a major in communications.

Occupation

Professional Golfer

Michelle Wie as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018
Michelle Wie as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2018 (Michelle Wie / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Byung-wook Wie (Former Professor at the University of Hawaii)
  • Mother – Bo Wie (Former Amateur Golfer, Former Beauty Pageant Contestant)
  • Others – Sang-kyu Wie (Paternal Grandfather) (Emeritus Professor at Seoul National University), Jerry West (Father-in-Law) (Basketball Executive, Former Professional Basketball Player), Karen West (Mother-in-Law), Ryan West (Brother-in-Law)

Turned Pro

2005

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Michelle has dated –

  1. Robin Lopez (2008) – Rumor
  2. Adam Zahn (2014-2016)
  3. Jonnie West (2018–Present) – Michelle had started dating basketball executive and former basketball player Jonnie West in 2018. The couple had announced their engagement in March 2019, and they got married on August 10, 2019, at a private home in Beverly Hills, California. They have a daughter together named Makenna Kamalei Yoona West (b. June 19, 2020).
Michelle Wie and Jonnie West, as seen in August 2019
Michelle Wie and Jonnie West, as seen in August 2019 (Michelle Wie / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

She is of Korean descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Radiant face
  • Charming smile

Brand Endorsements

She has been sponsored by the sports goods manufacturing giant Nike.

Michelle Wie as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Michelle Wie as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Michelle Wie / Instagram)

Michelle Wie Facts

  1. At her birth, Michelle was a dual citizen of South Korea (by the principle of jus sanguinis) and the United States (by the principle of jus soli). She had ultimately renounced her South Korean citizenship in February 2013.
  2. At the age of just 10, she had become the youngest player to have qualified for a USGA (United States Golf Association) amateur championship.
  3. She had won the Laureus World Sports Award for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2004 and the ‘Rolex Annika Major Award’ in 2014.
  4. Her major victories at the amateur level include the 2002 Hawaii State Open, the 2003 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, and the 2004 Curtis Cup (team event).
  5. When she had joined the Stanford University in 2007, she was ineligible to play for their golf team as she had already turned professional in 2005.
  6. In addition to English and her ancestral language, Korean, she is quite fluent in Japanese which has made her highly marketable in both Japan and South Korea.

Featured Image by Michelle Wie / Instagram

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