R1, HOLE 2: Michelle Wie West (5x LPGA Tour Winner) with J.R. Smith, Stephen Malbon & Ben Baller on Going Pro As A Teen, Retiring Early, Major Win & more
Welcome to ROUND 1, HOLE 2 of Par 3 Podcast! Your hosts Ben Baller, J.R. Smith & Stephen Malbon have their first guest to join their foursome! It is an honor and a privlege to have Michelle Wie West (5x LPGA Tour Winner & 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Champion)! Par 3 is where no shot is out of bounds! Today they're all discussing: Michelle being an icon, her favorite club in the bag, growing up playing in the wind Hawaii & playing with woods, playing with females growing up, having no fear growing up, finding your natural rhythm, becoming a professional athlete as a young teenager, retiring with so much life left & her timeline now, trying to find her identity & not being in the grind, similarities as athletes between Michelle & J.R., having success early in a professional athletes career, the predictability & anxiety of the day to day, growing up in a traditional Korean household & the evolution of Koreans in Professional Golf, dealing with the media, the state of women’s apparel in Golf, how to push the game forward for young women, which of her parents she leaned on more, beating her Dad for the first time at 7 years old, raising a daughter, favorite accessories in the bag, superstitions as a professional athlete, becoming a millionaire at 16, her first car, winning the major at Pinehurst & playing at The Mecca, getting the golf bug and new listeners, favorite courses to play, playing golf in Korea & around the world, if she has any regrets from her career, overcoming injuries on & off the golf courses, a harrowing tale in Canada, a Tiger Woods story & so much more! This episode is not to be missed!
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