ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Golf Channel on Wednesday will carry live coverage from Hawaii of Michelle Wies news conference, when the 15-year-old golf phenom is expected to announce that she will turn professional and become golfs first $10 million woman.
Michelle Wie is expected to become the richest female player ever.
Just six days shy of her 16th birthday, Wies announcement is expected to make her the highest-paid female golfer in her first year as a professional. The news conference is expected to begin at 2 p.m. ET, and scheduled to join Wie on the dais will be representatives of the William Morris agency, Nike and Sony.
The Golf Channels coverage will be hosted by Rich Lerner and Brian Hewitt from the networks Orlando studios.
On Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, Lerner and Hewitt will be joined by Golf Channel Business Correspondent Adam Barr for a Golf Central Special Report: Michelle Wie Turns Pro
, a one-hour look at how this major story will not only affect golf, but also how Wies highly-anticipated leap to the pros will play out in the business world.
The special will include interviews with the people closest to Wie ' as well as a one-on-one interview with Wie, herself ' analysis, perspective and highlights from her news conference. Related Links:Wie Slated for Big Announcement Wednesday
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