Congratulations Michelle Wie on your win at the U.S. Womens Open, at Pinehurst #2.
Michelle and her first Major trophy / Getty Images
Michelle carded a final round even par 70, to win the U.S. Womens Open at Pinehurst #2 by two shots. Obviously she was over the moon with her triumph;
” I can’t even think straight, I’m so happy right now. I’m just unbelievably happy. I’m so honored to be part; to have my name on the trophy. Just so grateful for everything. I’m just really happy. I’m really thankful, just everything, feeling every single emotion I can right now.”
“I kind of smiled after I made my double bogey putt. I like to make it hard if myself. But 17 I kind of played well there the last couple of days. But that putt went nicely, right at the end. But it was awesome.”
“And I think that was one of the best putts I’ve ever hit in my life, it was really fast. It was a double breaker. It definitely felt like Solheim when I made the putt. That kind of emotion, that kind of pressure. I just, I think, I’ll think of that putt as one of the best putts I’ve ever hit in my entire life.”
Second place went to Stacy Lewis, with a total of even par, and a final round of -4 under par 66, she said she did not check the leaderboard too much;
I wasn’t looking at leaderboards very much, and I kind of glanced at them here and there. But I wasn’t watching, just because as soon as you try to start forcing things on this golf course, it usually goes the other way. I was trying to do the best I could, make birdies when I hit good shots into there. But you can’t force things, I mean it’s just the course plays.”
“I thought with the pressure of a major and the way this golf course played, I thought I had a chance. I think on the back nine there I was trying to hit good golf shots is really all I was trying to do. And the nerves kind of came in. I made some bad swings, hit some good putts that didn’t go in, but to birdie 17 and 18 and put the pressure on. You can’t ask for a better finish. And just really proud of myself the way I hung in there, and just came back after the last couple of days.”
In third place was Stephanie Meadow, making her her pro debut by closing with a -1 under par 69, to finish alone in third place.