It’s not correct but it is easy to think of Michelle Wie as a former professional golfer, an incandescent star whose immense celebrity outshone her achievements.
The fact is Wie is just 30 years old and her playing career (impacted by wrist issues) is on hiatus as she and her new husband, Jonnie West, await the birth of their first child, a daughter due this summer.
But because Wie has been a part of golf’s public consciousness for nearly two decades and her career has twisted at times like a Blue Ridge Mountains back road, it’s fair to wonder if the LPGA Tour has seen the best of Wie as she settles into the next phase of her life.
If Wie’s career has been framed by headlines, commercials and the public’s almost inescapable fascination with her journey, her résumé is crowned by one steamy summer week in the North Carolina sandhills when Wie captured the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
"I thought to myself, 'I want to be here on Sunday. I want to feel this exact thing.' It's a dream come true that it actually happe...
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