2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie West thought she had it all in gear this morning. Things were looking bright as she teed it up for the last time as a full-time LPGA Tour player. Her game? Pointing in the right direction.
“Today started off on a great high. I did Wordle for the first time and guessed the word on the second try,” said Wie West, catching the gathered media off guard. “I thought I was undefeatable after today, and then it was a gradual decline after that.”
Maybe Wie West needed a good laugh after Friday’s round of 74, one that left her well outside the U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedica cutline at +5 and now on the outside of her full-time professional career. But one thing is for certain – Wie West, one of the brightest lights that ever walked inside the ropes on the LPGA Tour, is stepping away with no regrets. As a mother, wife, business investor, charitable ambassador, content creator and major champion, she has truly embraced that there is more to life than what happens on the golf course.
“I’m probably going to let the clubs collect some dust on them for a little bit now, but I’m excited,” said Wie West, who plans to tee it up one final time in 2023 at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach. “There’s a lot of projects that I’m working on that I haven’t had time to do before, so I’m just going to dive into those. I’m really excited.”