Wie gets accepted into Stanford

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

Michelle Wie has been accepted into Stanford University and is planning on entering the school Tiger Woods attended.

Wie gets accepted into Stanford

Thousand Oaks, California:

Michelle Wie has been accepted into Stanford University and is planning on entering the school Tiger Woods attended.The 17-year-old said on Tuesday she would enroll in the college next year, dispelling any talk she would concentrate exclusively on her professional golf career once she finished high school in Hawaii."No one really believed me," Wie said from Orlando, Florida, where she is working with swing coach David Leadbetter. "Now that I got into Stanford ... it was one of my dreams, and I want to go through with it. I definitely want to go there and really try to graduate."Wie has been mixing school and tour golf since she played three US LPGA Tour events at age 12. She turned professional in October 2005 and earned close to $20 million this year from endorsements, earnings and appearance money overseas.Wie, who has yet to win on the American women's tour, had a grandfather, an aunt and an uncle that also attended Stanford. She will not be eligible to play US college golf.Told that Tiger Woods lasted only two years at Stanford before he turned pro, she said, "Hopefully, I'll last a little longer".Wie has been one of the top headliners in women's golf she since she became the youngest US Golf Association champion at adult events by winning the US Women's Amateur Public Links in 2003 at 13. The same year, she played in the final group at a US LPGA major. But that USGA title was her last victory.She has missed the cut in all six US PGA Tour events she has played, and is 1-for-12 in making the cut against the men. She tied for 35th this year in the SK Telecom Open on the Asian Tour.



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