Wie keeps winner's trophy safe and sound
Ever wonder what happens to the winner's trophy after all the photos have been taken and the post-tournament celebration is over?
In the case of the U.S. Women's Open sterling silver cup Sunday, according to tweets from Michelle Wie, first it got a car ride:
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) June 22, 2014
Then it wound up in Wie's hotel room, safely tucked in its foam-lined protective metal storage case:
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) June 23, 2014
And when asked if she took the trophy to bed to sleep with it, Wie said she did.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the metal trophy box will fit in the overhead storage or under the seat on her flight home. But I'm certain tournament officials will gladly pay the insurance to make sure it gets a prominent place on Wie's trophy case.
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