Let’s honor Michelle Wie’s first LPGA win since 2010 with an Instagram tour (33 photos)
With a 5-under 67 on the final day, Michelle Wie rallied to win the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Saturday. The 24-year-old finished the tournament with a 14-under 274 and the brilliant performance comes on the heels of a runner-up finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship a few weeks ago.
This was Wie’s first win on the LPGA Tour since winning CN Canadian Women’s Open all the way back in 2010 and the first win on American soil. Making it even sweeter, Wie’s win occurred in a return visit to her home state of Hawaii.
“The highlight of this week was to come back home,” Wie said, via ESPN.com. “There wasn’t just one moment. From the first tee shot that I made to the last putt, the aloha that I felt from everyone was unbelievable.”
Of course, Wie has split her attention between the golf course and her studies during a portion of her drought. Wie attended Stanford University and graduated in June 2012 with a degree in communications. Wie only attended the school part-time, however, taking time off to compete on the LPGA Tour.
Still, many hope that Wie is becoming the force in women’s golf everyone pegged her to be since she became a child golf prodigy at the age of 10.
In order to celebrate her return ascent back to the top in women’s golf, let’s take a look-see at how Wie chronicles her life and times via her Instagram account. A prolific poster, the photos revealthat Wie is doing exactly what a young woman her age should be doing: Living it up and enjoying every minute of it.
Great photos. And while none are as provocative as the images Wie once posted to her blog years ago, the photographs do indicate that Wie is not only a supremely talented golfer, she is a remarkably attractive woman. If Golf Digest wants to avoid the kind of ridiculous controversy that erupted after deciding to put Paulina Gretzky on the cover yet still attract readers by putting a beautiful woman on its cover, Wie certainly fits the bill.
(for more coverage of Wie’s career and otherwise, feel free to peruse the Sportress of Blogitude archives)