Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Most Money Won in One Year by Michelle Wie Playing Golf

Michelle Wie is one of the best known women golfers of all-time. Here is a list of the most money won in one year by Michelle Wie playing golf.


The money shown here is only for playing golf. It does not include any endorsement money or appearance fee money. It's the money Michelle Wie actually won playing golf in tournaments and does include CME Race to the Globe money since that money is directly won by results on the golf course.

Michelle Wie does earn some $4 to $5 million a year from the companies that endorse her. That money is not counted here only the money she actually won by playing golf in tournaments is counted.

All years in which Michelle Wie earned at least $900,000 playing golf are listed. Michelle Wie does not hold the record for most money won by one woman golfer in one year but she's near the top. See Most Money Won by One Women Golfer in One Year to see who holds the record and how much money it is.


Most Money Won in One Year by Michelle Wie Playing Golf


1. Michelle Wie (2014) - $2.025 million


During the calendar year 2014, Michelle Wie won or earned $2.025 million which is the most money she has ever won in one year so far in her career. Here's a breakdown of the tournaments she won the most money in during the 2014 season. All events she won at least $75,000 are listed.



  • U.S. Women's Open (Win) - $720,000




  • LPGA Lotte Championship (Win) - $255,000




  • Kraft Nabisco Championship (2nd place) - $187,584




  • Blue Bay LPGA (3rd tie) - $118,240




  • North Texas LPGA Shootout (4th) - $86,880




  • Honda LPGA Thailand (4th) - $78,520




  • LPGA HanaBank Championship (5th tie) - $75,120




In the seven tournaments listed above, Michelle Wie earned $1.503 million. In addition to the prize money listed above, Michelle Wie also earned another $521,656 from the other LPGA events she played in during the 2014 season giving her a total of $1.925 million.

In the season long Race to the CME Globe competition (similar to the FedEx Cup for PGA players), Michelle Wie finished in 3rd place in 2014. That earned her another $100,000 bonus giving her a total of $2.025 million for the year.



2. Michelle Wie (2017) - $930,575


Michelle Wie earned the second most amount in 2017 at $930,575. Michelle did not win any events in 2017 but picked up big paychecks with eight top 10 finishes including a 3rd at the Women;s Birtish Open which netted her over $175,000.



3. Michelle Wie (2009) - $918,569


Michelle Wie won her first career tournament in 2009 at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational which netted her $220,000. She earned $918,569 during the 2009 season for her 3rd highest career total for a year.

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