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Michelle Wie Officially Turns Pro as the World Watches!

10.5.05 Kahala Mandarin Hotel, Hawaii— 15-year-old Michelle Wie (right) of Honolulu, Hawaii officially announced today that she is now a professional golfer on National Television. Wie said she is very excited and can finally help others now that she’s a professional. Right out of the gates she made good on her word donating $500,000 to Hurricane Katrina victims. Wie will turn 16 next Tuesday October 11th, we wish Michelle the best! Her first event as a professional, the LPGA’s Samsung World Championship- Palm Desert, Calif., October 13-16.

The 2003 US Women’s Amateur Public Links Champion, youngest to win at age 13

2004 Sony Open in Hawaii, youngest at age 14 to participate in a PGA Tour event

Watch 808Golf TV’s “Ko Olina Golf Club Iron Golfer Challenge” featuring Michelle going head to head with Parker McLachlin at Ko Olina Golf Club for nine-holes. Two part show, click here to watch part 1 and click here to watch part 2.

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