Wie announced her ascension to the professional ranks this past Wednesday. She will celebrate her 16th birthday just two days before the opening round of the Samsung World Championship.
There will be a buzz around this tournament like never before, said Golf Channel Analyst Dottie Pepper.
Although the Samsung event is Wies professional debut, the teen phenom has plenty of tournament experience, having already played in 24 LPGA Tour events and three PGA Tour events in her young career.
Wie has competed in seven LPGA events this season. She has three runner-up finishes, including at the McDonalds LPGA Championship. She was also third at the Weetabix Womens British Open.