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Michelle Wie: The Future

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Michelle Wie, 19, in Oahu, Hawaii.



I'm healthy this year, playing without pain, making top-10s. Golf is fun again.


I'll never forget playing [against the men] at the [2004] Sony. I was so wide-eyed. I remember hitting balls and going, "Wow, look! It's Ernie Els!"


I've made wrong decisions and right decisions, but I only have one chance to live this life, and I'm not going to fret about bad decisions.


In sixth grade, we wrote letters to ourselves and didn't open them until high school. I opened mine. I wrote, "Michelle, if you're in a gang and doing drugs, don't be in a gang and don't do drugs!" [Laughs] So, compared to being in a gang, I'm doing pretty well.


The gutsiest decision I've ever made was going to take the SAT s without studying. [Laughs] I found no inspiration in hitting the books. I used my common sense and I did pretty well.


Growing up, I was the only girl on the boys' baseball team. I'd still like to play PGA Tour events. I try to test myself against the best. I don't want to lose the part of me that aims high. I like to live to the max.

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