Michelle Wie has lived a good portion of her young life under the searing glare of the spotlight. Luckily for the Hawaii native, the spotlight - or any light, really - suits her.
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Wie, 28, first entered the realm of public consciousness as a precociously talented pre-teen.
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She qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Pub Links at the tender age of 10.
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Wie hit phenom status by her mid-teens. By then, she was contending in LPGA majors while receiving coveted sponsor's exemptions to men's Tour events.
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Never did Wie glow brighter than in the summer of 2014. That was the year she finally made good on the promise of her youth by winning the U.S. Women's Open.
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Michelle expertly toes the line between uber-femme (with short hemlines and racerback tops) and athletic functionality (UV-protective shirts and performance fabrics). 'I have Nike to thank for making me look so good on the course,' she says.
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Through it all, Michelle has remained, well, Michelle. She's also dyed her hair virtually every color of the rainbow.
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'If I'm not comfortable, then I don't feel good,' Wie says.