Michelle Wie West to Step Away from Golf After U.S. Open
Women’s golf superstar Michelle Wie West announced that she is stepping away from the game following next week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles.
She did not officially call it a retirement, but it is seemingly close to it as her next event after this year’s U.S. Open is … well… next year’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
“How it started / how it’s going. 😌 Excited to announce the next phase of my career as I’ll be stepping back from playing on the @lpga_tour full time. I’m so grateful for the past 14 years I spent on tour, traveling the world and competing against the best in the game. Excited to spend more time now on projects that I always wanted to do but never had time for and to continually work to help golf become a more diverse and inclusive space. Happy to announce that I’ll be partnering with @nike and @nikewomen to become their newest Athlete Collaborator and newest member of the Nike Think Tank to get more involved with the design process and to work on meaningful projects with them. Thank you guys for your support throughout every phase of my life/career, it means so much to me,” West wrote in an Instagram post.
Throughout her career, Wie West has won five times not he LPGA Tour, and the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
She is also the youngest person to ever qualify for an LPGA Tour tournament, and played a PGA Tour event, where she missed the cut by one shot.