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Woods vs. Wie

March 29, 2004
March 29, 2004

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March 29, 2004

Woods vs. Wie

With her two-under-286, 19th-place finish at the Safeway
International, Michelle Wie continues to make a case for herself
as the game's ultimate phenom. Here's how she stacks up against
Tiger Woods, her only competition for the crown, through age 14.

This is an article from the March 29, 2004 issue

[TIGER WOODS]

10 MONTHS
Begins imitating father's swing

2 YEARS
Putts against Bob Hope on The Mike Douglas Show

3 YEARS
Shoots 48 for nine holes at Navy Golf Course in Cypress, Calif.

5 YEARS
Appears in Golf Digest and on That's Incredible!

8 YEARS
Wins Optimist International Junior Championship

9 YEARS
Repeats at Optimist International

11 YEARS
Publicly states career ambition: to break Jack Nicklaus's record
of 18 major wins

12 YEARS
Wins again at Optimist International

13 YEARS
Repeats at Optimist International; braces removed

14 YEARS
Repeats at Optimist International and is named Southern
California Amateur Player of the Year

[MICHELLE WIE]

4 YEARS
Takes up game

7 YEARS
Shoots 86 in first 18-hole round

10 YEARS
Shoots a 64; becomes youngest to qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur
Public Links

[11 YEARS]
Youngest to win Jennie K. Wilson Invitational and Hawaii State
Women's Stroke Play

[12 YEARS]
Becomes youngest to qualify for LPGA, at Takefuji Classic;
reaches semis of U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links

[13 YEARS]
Wins Women's Hawaii State Open (by 13 strokes); ties for ninth at
Kraft Nabisco (youngest to make cut in LPGA event); wins U.S.
Women's Amateur Public Links; makes cut in six of seven LPGA
starts; appears on ESPN the Magazine cover; braces removed

[14 YEARS]
Shoots 72-68 in PGA Tour's Sony Open to miss cut by a stroke;
publicly states her career ambition: to play in the Masters

COLOR PHOTO: CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS (WOODS) TIGERDEC. 30, 1975COLOR PHOTO: STEVE GRAYSON/WIREIMAGE.COM (WIE) MICHELLE OCT. 11, 1989