CELEBRATING HER FIRST MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP
[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]ichelle Wie finally powered her way to a victory at the 63rd U.S. Women’s Open, capturing her first major championship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. The beautiful 24-year-old notched her second LPGA Tour win of the year – and fourth of her career — with a final score of 2-under-par 278. Michelle celebrated her major milestone on the 18th green with her fellow LPGA athletes, who doused her in champagne. “I had a lot of fun today, I woke up so excited. I am just so grateful for the opportunity,” said Wie. “I got a lot of goose bumps walking up to 18. I can’t believe this is happening.”
Wie, a Nike Golf Athlete from the beginning of her professional career, eagled the tenth and birdied the 17th to give her a two-stroke cushion, ranks second in greens in regulation – 79 percent — on the LPGA Tour with her Nike VR Pro Combo and VR Pro Blade irons. She is fourth in putts per greens in regulation, playing with an adjusted Method 006 putter featuring Polymetal Groove technology, which helps to reduce skid and produce a truer roll.
The U.S. Women’s Open win gives Michelle eight top-ten finishes this season, moves her from 11th to a projected seventh in the World Rankings, and she now tops the LPGA Tour Official Money List. Michelle Wie sported apparel from Nike’s Tour Performance Women’s collection and the Nike FI Impact golf shoe.
WHAT’S IN HER BAG? MICHELLE’S NIKE GOLF ARSENAL:
- Driver: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 9.5-degree (UST Axivcore Red 69X)
- Fairway Wood: Nike VRS Covert Tour 3-wood/13-degree
- Hybrid: Nike VRS Covert 18-degree and 24-degree
- Irons: Nike VR Pro Combo (5-6), VR Pro Blade (7-PW)
- Wedges: Nike VR Pro 52-degree, VR X3X toe sweep 56-degree and 60-degree
- Putter: Nike Method 006
- Ball: Nike RZN Black
The stunning 6 foot Stanford grad is also a long-time OMEGA brand ambassador dominated the course and taken home the trophy twice this season. Congratulations Michelle!
Find out more about Michelle Wie at Nike golf.com
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