Wie keeps winner's trophy safe and sound

U.S. Women's Open trophy
Michelle Wie/Twitter
Michelle Wie took a photo of her trophy nestled in its protective metal case.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 | 10:36 a.m.

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:



Then it wound up in Wie's hotel room, safely tucked in its foam-lined protective metal storage case: 



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.