Interview: Five minutes with Michelle Wie

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The American star gives LG the lowdown on her favourite courses, songs and first dates

Three things you know about Turnberry? There’s a famous lighthouse, it’s owned by Donald Trump and it’s the second time the Ricoh Women’s British Open has been played there.


Three songs that always be on your iPhone/iPod? The Green – Power in the Words, Migos – Fight Night, and Nicki Minaj – Anything.

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Best piece of links advice you’ve been given? Never give up and keep grinding out a score.

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What films would you watch to a) make you smile b) make you cry? I love watching movies. Glitter is a guilty pleasure and one of my all-time favorites. I also love Pitch Perfect.


What were your best and worst subjects in school? My favourite subject has always been math. I was never great in following the rules of art but I love being creative.

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What rule(s) would you change in golf? I think I would have out of bounds penalise only your score and not distance.


Favourite course on the WBO rota? I really enjoy Royal Birkdale, I played well there as an amateur in 2005 and I really enjoy the challenge it presents.


What question do you get asked the most? “Wow, how are you so tall?”


What can’t you live without? My Nike dunks.

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Which player would you go to for a playing lesson? Meg Mallon.


What do you like/ dislike about your appearance? Everyone is so different, I think being confident and happy in the way you look and feel is important.


Your favourite part of your game to practise? I like hitting drivers and working on my swing.

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What would we find in your fridge? Sweet potatoes, chicken, chia pudding, grapes and fresh pressed juice.


Describe your perfect day (not on the golf course)? I would start the day with an acai bowl and hot yoga, go to the beach, paint, bake and hang out with friends.


Three adjectives to describe your personality? Nerdy, fun and hardworking.

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What would be your ideal first date? Anything adventurous.


Have you tried haggis and, if so, what did you make of it? I have never tried it but maybe this year!


What scares you the most and why? Thick rough.

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About | Michelle won the US Women’s Open in 2014 and has four LPGA Tour victories in total. She was part of the US Solheim Cup team in 2009, 2011 and 2013.


Twitter | @SolheimCup2015@themichellewie

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