Michelle Wie Timeline

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1989: Born to parents Byung-Wook (B.J.) and Hyun Kyong (Bo) Wie in Honolulu.
 
1994: Begins playing golf at the age of four.
 
1996: At age 7, plays her first 18-hole round and finishes 14-over par.
 
1998: Breaks par for first time at age nine.
 
1999: Plays in first tournament , an Oahu Junior Golf Association event.
 
2000:
-Becomes the youngest player to qualify in a USGA amateur championship event at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
-Also fires a personal best 64.
 
2001:
-Wins the Hawaiin State Womens Stroke Play Championship. At age 11, Wie is the event's youngest winner.
-Reaches the third round of match play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 
2002:
-At age 12, becomes the youngest player ever to qualify for an LPGA tournament by Monday qualifying for the LPGA's Takefuji Classic.
-Wins the Women's Division of the Hawaii State Open by 13 strokes.
-Reaches the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, the youngest semifinalist in the event's history.
-Dubbed 'Big Wiesy' by Tom Lehman because of how closely her swing resembles that of Ernie 'Big Easy' Els.

2003:
January: Attempts to Monday qualify for the PGA Tour's Sony Open. Playing from the men's tees, shoots a 73 and finishes 47th out of 97 and fails to qualify.
February: Playing in the Hawaii Pearl Open, a pro tournament that includes players from the Japanese PGA Tour, places 43rd. Wie is the only female in the field.
March: Finishes in a fourth-place tie at the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship as one of only three women in the field.
-Plays in her first LPGA major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Plays in the final group on the final day befor settling for ninth place. Becomes the youngest player to make an LPGA cut.
June: Wins the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, a 1-up victory, and at age 13 becomes youngest player to win any USGA title for adults.
August: Shoots 74-79 and misses the cut by five strokes in the Canadian Tour's Bay Mills Open Players' Championship - her first professional men's event in the mainland U.S.
September: As the only female in the field at the Nationwide Tour's Albertsons Boise Open, Wie shoots 78-76 and misses the cut.
-Wie finishes her final LPGA event of the year, the Safeway Classic, at 2-under par, tied for 28th place. She shoots 69-72-73 for a 214 total. It is the fifth time in six LPGA events in 2003 that she makes the cut.
 
2004:
January: Prepares to become youngest player, at age 14, to tee it up in a PGA Tour event at the Sony Open in her native Hawaii.