Michelle Wie Wins 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship

Michelle Wie

Sometimes what seems like a mistake opens up an opportunity for something very special to occur. Tied at 16-under on the par-4 18th and final hole at the 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship, Michelle Wie hit her second shot short of the green. The former US Women’s Open champion would need to get up and down from off the green to keep herself tied and hopeful of a playoff. Instead, the American superstar would leave her fans, which includes me, with a shot to remember forever. She knocked down a putt from off the green over an undulating ridge and shocked the field by moving to 17 under par. It wasn’t quite the shot that Paula Creamer once hit at HSBC to win, but it was electrifying nonetheless. People can hate her senselessly, but when Michelle Wie does something it resonates beyond the insular golfing world unlike any other women’s player. She is a one-of-a-kind personality and a tremendous fighter on the course. I’m thrilled to be among her legions of fans. It was a real treat to see her capture her fifth LPGA win in such dramatic fashion. Michelle had not won since June 22nd of 2014 when she won her first Major, the US Women’s Open. She has fought through a litany of injuries but may be ready to have a great run of success in 2018. Last year she was the leader through three rounds at HSBC. But it would take 12 months for her to finally add this title to her trophy case. Hopefully, it will be the first of many titles this season.

 

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T6 MINJEE LEE (-15)

 

T2 NELLY KORDA (-16)

 

T2 JENNY SHIN (-16)

 

T2 BROOKE HENDERSON  (-16)

 

T2 DANIELLE KANG (-16)

 

1 MICHELLE WIE (-17)

 

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3 thoughts on “Michelle Wie Wins 2018 HSBC Women’s World Championship

  1. Good win for Michelle, but she needs to consult Li Na about how to apply that kinesio tape (spider tech) to her right knee. Wie just haphazardly “slaps” it on. Li had some style and pizazz with her k-tape placement!

    • Yes, also while I enjoyed seeing Wie win, I did feel for Jenny Shin and Nelly Korda. Jenny seemed like destiny was turning for her here. And Nelly, that putt to tie Michelle on 18… never had a chance. It looked like an extremely tentative stroke. But Nelly is young, she’ll get in the winner’s circle in time

  2. Yes BKB it was a very nervy stroke by Nelly. It was nice of Big Sis, Jess to console her after the round. I believe I saw Nelly wipe away a tear after she missed that putt.

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