Singapore: Michelle Wie is one of the hottest properties on the LPGA Tour. But looking for birdies won’t be the only target in the American’s sights when she strides the manicured fairways of Sentosa Golf Club this week.
The big-hitting Wie will be one of the crowd favourites at the US$1.5 million HSBC Women’s Champions over the award-winning Serapong Course, a Golf Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“I always enjoy playing in Singapore,” said Wie, who believes she can mount a serious title challenge – as long as she’s not distracted by the sprawling multi-million dollar properties that line the fairways.
She said: “The mindset that I have every week is that I can win.
“It’s a great golf course at Sentosa. A challenging course. It has a combination of birdie holes and also more challenging holes where you feel good about making par.
“It’s also very scenic. Super pretty. I love the holes that are on the water. It’s also fun to look at the really nice houses on the golf courses!”
After an injury-ravaged 2015 campaign, Wie is intent on playing a full season this year.
She said: “I’m really excited about 2016. Last year was tough for me because of injuries, so my number one goal in 2016 is to stay healthy.
“To be injury-free is my main priority. I took a good chunk of the off-season off to get my body right and really trying to get my swing to where it doesn’t hurt me.”