Michelle Wie Holes Monster Putt To Win First Title In Four Years

The American birdied the 72nd hole to win her fifth LPGA Tour title and first since the 2014 US Women's Open

Michelle Wie Holes Monster Putt To Win First Title In Four Years
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The American birdied the 72nd hole to win her fifth LPGA Tour title and first since the 2014 US Women's Open

Michelle Wie Holes Monster Putt To Win First Title In Four Years

Michelle Wie is back in the winner's circle, almost four years after she claimed her maiden major at the 2014 US Women's Open.

Wie fired a stunning 65 on Sunday to win the HSBC Women's World Championship to lift her fifth LPGA Tour title.

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The American made seven birdies in a flawless final round including a huge 36 foot putt on the final hole to win by a stroke.

Watch highlights of Michelle Wie's final round including the winning putt:

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"It was crazy, my head's running at a million miles an hour," said Wie.

The 28-year-old was leading this tournament after three rounds last year but faded in the final round.

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"I wanted to win really badly, especially after what happened last year, I had some unfinished business. I knew if I shot seven, eight under I'd have a chance and that was my one and only goal."

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Four players came down the final hole at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore with a chance to claim the victory but it was Wie who triumphed over the New Tanjong Course.

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Michelle Wie celebrates with the winner's trophy after the final round of the HSBC Women's World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club on March 4, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Overnight leader Nelly Korda missed an eight-footer on the last to force a playoff.

The golf swing of Michelle Wie:

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Michelle Wie has jumped up 12 places into 14th in the world. She won $225,000 for her victory.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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