Michelle Wie On Letting Go Of Being “The Next Big Thing”

Still just 27 years old, Michelle Wie has lived under relatively intense scrutiny since winning the 2003 Women’s Amateur Public Links tournament. At age 14, she was the youngest person ever to win a USGA adult event. She turned pro at age 16, teed it up at the Sony Open with the men, and generally lived under the pressure of being “The Next Big Thing.”

Michelle Wie

It didn’t really work out as the over-excited golf media hoped. Wie has struggled at times, until finally winning the US Women’s Open in 2014. Recently, though, her game has experienced a bit of a revival.

In this interview with Vice Sports, Michelle Wie talks about a variety of topics, including her decision to go to Stanford (she graduated in four and a half years), fitness and letting go of the pressure.

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