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My path to the pros

Two-time LPGA winner Michelle Wie recalls the days before she got paid to play

Originally Published: June 29, 2013
By Michelle Wie | Special to ESPN The Magazine

As told to ESPN The Magazine's Sarah Turcotte:

The beginning

I was 3 when I started swimming at the Oahu Club in Honolulu. That was the first sport I played. By the time I turned 5, I was playing soccer, golf, tennis and baseball. I was the only girl on the baseball team. I guess that was foreshadowing, huh? I was a really good hitter, but I couldn't catch. One day, I was in the outfield picking flowers and some kid hit a ball right at me. I put my hands in front of ...

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