Wie appeared on CBSs Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, and when asked if playing professional golf would mean more pressure, said she already loves playing for money'even though she doesnt collect any.
We used to play like ... $5 rounds, she said. The only difference is that Im not going to be playing for $5 rounds anymore. Its going to be a lot bigger.
In last months Womens British Open, Wie tied for third with Young Kim, a professional from South Korea who took home $122,591.
Wie, who is starting the 11th grade at Honolulus Punahou School later this month, didnt say when she would turn pro despite attempts by Letterman to coax it out of her.
Youre just a kid. Youre 15 years old and like a world-class golfer, not a professional yet, but soon I would guess, Letterman said.
Yeah, Wie said.
Letterman also ribbed Wie, who turns 16 Oct. 11, about her goal of playing in the Masters, and about being too young to drive to the course.
Actually I have my permit, Wie said. So I actually did drive to the golf course, but not by myself.
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