U.S. Open winner Michelle Wie twerks in celebration after chugging beer from trophy

Michelle Wie is turning golf’s stodgy image upside-down.


Miles Klee


Published Jun 23, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 2:12 am CDT

What would happen if a young golfer turned the game’s stodgy image upside-down by embracing conventions usually reserved for college dorms? You’d get Happy Gilmore, one of the best sports films ever made and a high-water mark for Adam Sandler. Or, um, Michelle Wie’s raucous celebration after taking top honors in the U.S. Open—the first major win of her career.

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Wie started out by kissing her giant trophy.

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From that moment on, she didn’t let the thing out of her sight.

All buckled in!!!!! #safetyfirst @Kia pic.twitter.com/H8rLRaKJ5H

— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) June 22, 2014

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Screengrab via USA Today

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Screengrab via Deadspin

Eventually, as you might expect, some twerking occurred—and early attempts to take down the video proof were happily unsuccessful.

Watch out, Tiger Woods: this wildcat is gunning for your Nike deal.

Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 23, 2014, 4:04 pm CDT