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
Begins imitating father's swing
Putts against Bob Hope on The Mike Douglas Show
Shoots 48 for nine holes at Navy Golf Course in Cypress, Calif.
Appears in Golf Digest and on That's Incredible!
Wins Optimist International Junior Championship
Repeats at Optimist International
Publicly states career ambition: to break Jack Nicklaus's record
of 18 major wins
Wins again at Optimist International
Repeats at Optimist International; braces removed
Repeats at Optimist International and is named Southern
California Amateur Player of the Year
Takes up game
Shoots 86 in first 18-hole round
Shoots a 64; becomes youngest to qualify for U.S. Women's Amateur
Youngest to win Jennie K. Wilson Invitational and Hawaii State
Women's Stroke Play
Becomes youngest to qualify for LPGA, at Takefuji Classic;
reaches semis of U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
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
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