After a quiet few seasons, Michelle Wie
is once again setting the LPGA Tour alight. Capturing her first win since 2010 at this past weekend’s LPGA Lotte Championship.
The 24-year-old has had an excellent start to 2014, currently leading the money list and finishing 2nd at the year’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. But another title still eluded Wie until she returned home to Hawaii last week.
Entering the final day 4-strokes behind leader Angela Stafford, Wie charged the field. Carding 6 birdies and just one bogey to capture the title, 2-strokes ahead of Stafford.
“The highlight of this week was to come back home,” Wie said afterwards. “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.”
The young Nike player is now hoping to carry the momentum forward to this weekend’s inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in Dale City, California. A tournament happening in another place Wie considers home territory, having gone to university at near-by Stanford.
With an impressive field that includes all the top LPGA players, only time will tell if Wie has the stamina for a back-to-back win.