What’s in the Bag: Michelle Wie Sinks Dramatic Birdie Putt on Final Hole to Win HSBC Women’s World Championship



Michelle Wie thought she had a chance on Sunday at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore—if she could go low. Six birdies and no bogeys later, hope was still alive.

Wie came to the last hole tied for the lead with Danielle Kang and Nelly Korda. After leaving her approach shot a few feet short of the green, the tall American star hunched over a 40-foot birdie putt and stroked it into the cup for her first win since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

“I think that has to be the best putt of my career so far,” Wie said after shooting a final-round 65 to edge Kang and Korda by a stroke and claim her fifth LPGA Tour title.

Wie, 28, climbed 12 spots in the Rolex Rankings to No. 14 and is the fourth best American in the women’s rankings.

“I wanted really badly to win, especially after what happened last year,” she added. “I had some unfinished business here.”

Michelle Wie’s Clubs
(As reported by GolfWRX.com)

Wie uses Callaway equipment. Here’s a look at her setup for the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Driver: Callaway Rogue (10.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana X 60X shaft

Fairway Woods: Callaway GBB Epic (15 and 21 degrees), Callaway Rogue (19 and 25 degrees); Shafts: Mitsubishi Diamana X (3, 5 and 11 woods), Oban Devotion 7 (7 wood)

Irons: Callaway Rogue Pro (6-7), Callaway X Forged (8-PW) with Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 shafts

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees) with Nippon Modus 3 Pro 115 Wedge shafts

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red No. 1 Wide Prototype

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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