New mom Wie West looks forward to first-tee nerves again
It's been nearly two years since Wie West last played a competitive round on the LPGA Tour, and nine months since she gave birth to daughter Makenna. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)SAN DIEGO – New mom Michelle Wie West is looking forward to being nervous again on the golf course. It’s been nearly two years since she played a competitive round on the LPGA Tour and nine months since she gave birth to daughter Makenna. “I’m definitely nervous but also grateful to feel nervous again,” Wie West said in a videoconference Wednesday from the course in northern San Diego County. “That moment that Tiger had with Charlie, that is the first thing that popped to my mind and that’s been a huge motivation and that’s been a new dream of mine,” Wie West said.
Michelle Wie West gives birth to a daughter
Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own. The former U.S. Women's Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West, are parents of a daughter born Friday. Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you, Wie, the former U.S. Women's Open champion, wrote on Instagram. They named her Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. Kamalei is a Hawaiian for beloved child.Wie and West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, were married in August.
Michelle Wie at 16
Michelle Wie at 16 Two years after her first appearance on 60 Minutes, 16-year-old Michelle Wie and Steve Kroft meet again. Years later, Wie would deliver on the great promise of her early golf career, winning the U.S. Women's Open, her first major tournament, at age 24.cbsnews.com