Michelle Wie is the first women’s professional golfer to appear on the cover of Golf Digest since Lorena Ochoa in 2008.
The last to appear on the cover of Golf Magazine was Annika Sorenstam in 2000. Sports Illustrated readers have even had a longer wait. No pro women golfer has appeared in that magazine since Nancy Lopez in 1978.
“Believe it or not, our interest in women’s golf extends well beyond celebrities in sports bras,” Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde said. “Golf Digest has always been about celebrating the best in the game, and right now, there are few golfers — men or women — who shine brighter than Michelle Wie.”
In the cover story, Michelle Wie lists the five things she attributes to her big season–having won the US Open in June and the Lotte Championship before that.
You can read the cover story here.