New mom
June 20, 2020

Michelle Wie West announces arrival of baby girl

Michelle Wie West can add another accolade to her impressive resume: The U.S. Women’s Open champion is now a mom.

Wie West gave birth to a baby girl on June 19, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West. She took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her daughter, posting photos of both herself and her husband, Jonnie West, holding Makenna.

The post reads, “Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you. Makenna Kamalei Yoona West, your daddy and I love you more than any words can describe. You are our entire world we can’t wait to watch you grow.”

Wie West found out during her pregnancy that she was going to have a girl and said the realization made her even more dedicated to coming back to the LPGA Tour and competing.

“The motivation to come back is even stronger because I’m having a girl,” Wie said in January. “I really want her to see me play. I want her to see me be a strong woman. That’s really important to me. The motivation to come back and play is definitely there.”

Tour pros on both the LPGA and PGA Tours commented on Wie West’s post, from Rory McIlroy to Jessica Korda, sending well wishes to the LPGA Tour star. We're excited to do the same—congratulations to the Wie West family.

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