It's been one heck of a year for Michelle Wie. From snapping a four-year winless drought in her native Hawaii earlier this season to becoming U.S. Open champion, Wie's had a season to dream about.
Hopefully, she'll make another wish today as she celebrates her 25th birthday.
Wie was born Oct. 11, 1989, in Honolulu. According to her website, she began playing golf at age 4 and soon was hitting the ball more than 100 yards.
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At 10, Wie became the youngest qualifier ever at the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. Three years later, she became the youngest player ever to make the cut at an LPGA Tour event, when she finished in the top 10 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Wie graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in communications, which was not at all surprising, given that her grandfather, Dr. Sang Kyu Wie, had been a visiting professor, and her aunt and uncle also had advanced degrees from The Farm.
Her love of Stanford sports is well-documented:
As is her love of painting:
She showed off her artistic skills earlier this year with a video capture. Watch her paint a work of art in 15 seconds here.
So happy birthday, Michelle. All the best.