Michelle Wie celebrated winning U.S. Open by partying down, twerking (video/photos)
It was a long, winding and arduous road to travel, but Michelle Wie, after being on golf’s radar for years ever since she was teenage prodigy, finally notched a signature, career-making victory by winning the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2. by two strokes, holding off Stacy Lewis, the No. 1 women’s golfer in the world.
It was a bit sketchy at times, especially after carding a double-bogey on No. 16, but some clutch putts down the stretch secured her first major title.
And given how long it took for Wie to ascend to the pinnacle of women’s golf, the 24-year-old had no qualms about relishing the win in slightly unconventional ways.
First, Wie, as a young woman her age is wont to do, she took a selfie with the trophy.
The celebratory atmosphere got kicked off to a good start immediately, as Wie was showered with champagne on the green mere moments after securing the victory (via Bob’s Blitz):
After fulfilling her duties by meeting with the media and saying all the right things, Wie’s celebratory evening appeared to devolve into a night of quasi-debauchery. Well, at least for the more conservative world of women’s golf.
Wie was greeted by her buddies with trophy in tow.
Later, Wie and her pals filling up the trophy with some beer.
Then, while consuming the aforementioned libation from the makeshift, over-sized beer mug, Wie made light of her unique putting stance — “table-topping” as it is known — by taking a sip out of the trophy while striking the pose.
From there, Wie, clearly — and deservedly — letting loose and having some fun with friends, demonstrated her twerking ability (via Barstool Sports).
Well done. Congratulations to Miss Michelle Wie, not only for such a monumental victory, but for partying down while celebrating it. The major title was a long time coming, and the prodigy-turned-champion had every right to relish the moment in any way she saw fit.
UDPATE: As seen above, more sensible minds have prevailed — presumably Wie’s agents, not to mention Wie herself, among others — and a couple of the videos have been pulled from Instagram, specifically the video where Wie is shown twerking as well as the image where alcohol is prominently featured in the photograph. Hardly surprising to say the least, but the non-functioning embeds remain in the post to somewhat confirm that, yes, there once was a video on the Internet that showed Michelle Wie twerking.
The best we can do at this stage is provide a screengrab from the aforementioned twerking session.
There you have it.
UPDATE #2: None other than Golf.com has posted the “Michelle Wie Twerking” video on its YouTube page.
There’s no guarantee that the video will remain up for long — odds are it will remain given who published it — but kudos to Golf.com for capturing the video before it was removed from Instagram.
(for more Michelle Wie coverage, a longtime favorite here at the Sportress, please feel free to peruse the SoB archives)