Michelle Wie sinks 36-foot putt to win first tournament since 2014
Former teen golf phenom Michelle Wie won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore on Sunday, her first win on the LPGA Tour in three and a half years.
Wie shot a 7-under 65 in the final round, capped off with a 36-foot birdie putt from off the 18th green to secure the win.
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The winning putt pushed her to 17-under for the tournament and separated her from a pack at 16-under that included world No. 14 Brooke Henderson, Danielle Kang, Nelly Korda and Jenny Shin.
Wie, ranked 26th in the world, last won on tour at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, her first and only major victory. The Women’s World Championship is her fifth career LPGA Tour victory.
Wie rose to prominence as a teenager for her golf talent and was given her first sponsor’s exemption into a PGA Tour event at age 14. She went on to play eight PGA Tour events before starting full-time on the LPGA Tour, where she first won a tournament in 2009.