Michelle Wie West’s career may not have gone exactly as she planned, but it certainly ended on a high note.
The 33-year-old was a true golf prodigy when she was just a child. She made an LPGA cut at 14, then the youngest of all, and she turned pro just before her 16th birthday.
But it did not live up to the expectations that had been set for it. She’s won just five LPGA tournaments in her career, one of which was the 2014 US Women’s Open at No. 2 Pinehurst.
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However, his name still resonates with the sport, and in his final round, he rode into the sunset with a rather memorable punch.
Wie West said she would call it a race after this weekend’s US Women’s Open. She was 14 over par when she lined up for a 30-foot putt and drained it.
He missed the cut by eight shots, but is consoled in the end.
«The game is a fun game», wie west said. «Making that long putt on 18 was definitely a sweeter sendoff.»
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Wie West said that he had been emotional all day.
«It definitely feels surreal right now,» he said. «It seems that nothing has changed and that everything has changed at the same time.»
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«I would have loved to have played better, but this whole experience was really remarkable,» Wie West added. «It was great to have my final round here at Pebble Beach.»