Wie vs history at 21


Michelle Wie hit a milepost on the calendar this week.

She turned 21 on Monday.

With all the debate about what Wie should or shouldn’t have accomplished in her career so far, here’s a look at how her two LPGA titles compare with what some big names in the game achieved by the same age.

Obviously, it’s not a level-field comparison with some of the players listed below having played collegiately before turning pro, but then again, Wie’s juggling college and professional golf. The point is, Wie’s still young and evolving.

Here are some select players and the number of LPGA titles they held on their 21st birthday:

Se Ri Pak, 4.

Jiyai Shin, 4.

Sandra Haynie, 4.

Marlene Hagge, 3.

Paula Creamer, 3.

Amy Alcott, 3.

Morgan Pressel, 2.

Michelle Wie, 2.

Yani Tseng, 2.

Annika Sorenstam, 0.

Lorena Ochoa, 0.

Cristie Kerr, 0.

Kathy Whitworth, 0.

Mickey Wright, 0.

Nancy Lopez, 0.