Wie, 29, is a five-time winner on the LPGA tour, who became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at age 10. She turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005. Meanwhile West, the 30-year-old son of NBA legend Jerry West, is the Director of Basketball Operations for the Golden State Warriors.
“I’ve known Michelle since she was 13, more than half of her life. So, it was quite emotional, seeing her get married. She’s going to be a great wife and I’m sure at some time a great mom, in the future,” he added.
Wie, who participated in a limited number of tournaments due to physical ailments she suffered over the course of several years, was forced to withdraw from play for the rest of 2018 after she was diagnosed with a “small Avulsion Fracture, bone spurring, and never entrapment” in her right hand back in October.
Despite undergoing successful surgery, Wie still had to withdraw mid-way into the first round of the 2019 HSBC Women’s World Championship due to more pain in her hand.