Former U.S. Women's Open champion joins host Ann Liguori to talk about serving as host for the new Mizuho Americas Open, life after her playing career and the need for more progress on Tour
Michelle Wie West has been in the golf spotlight since she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at the age of 10. She also became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for an LPGA Tour event.
Today, Wie West, 33, is no longer on Tour, is a mother and is married to Jonnie West, director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors and son of NBA icon Jerry West.
This week, Wie West is serving as host of the LPGA's new Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey. She joins "Golf Innerview" host Ann Liguori to discuss her playing days, her role as tournament host and other topics related to golf.
1.15 Michelle talks about the Mizuho Americas Open that takes place at Liberty National
1.50 Michelle’s role at the Mizuho Americas Open
4.00 On Liberty National, the venue, and Mizuho paying for all the players’ accommodations.
6.30 if she misses playing on the LPGA Tour
7.34 on starting golf so early, she turned pro at 16, and what age she recommends young people start playing golf
8.30 on her career highlights
9.10 about winning the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, the week after the U.S. Open, and how watching the men, helped her game
10.50 how she won on Pinehurst #2
11.02 about playing in pro men’s tournaments as a teen-ager
12.39 on the integration of girls and boys playing sports together 13.02 about the growth of the LPGA and that more progress is needed with TV coverage and prize money
14.41 that the U.S. Women ‘s Open at Pebble Beach will have prime time network coverage
15.13 what her life is like now as a mother and wife of Jonnie West, son of NBA icon Jerry West
16.00 on life lessons she learned from golf
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