Michelle Wie was named the inaugural winner of the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award on Sunday and hung on to her win
after withdrawing from the Evian Championship during the first round due to a right hand injury. Wie had several
pursuers this week but none of the eligible players made a final round charge to catch Wie in the points standings.
Wie finished with 84 points with her victory at the U.S. Women’s Open (60 points) and her runner-up finish at the Kraft
Nabisco Championship (24 points).
“It’s awesome just to be a part of history to win the first inaugural Rolex Annika Major Award,” said Wie. “I remember
hearing that we were going to have this award last year, and I kind of set that goal for this year. That was one of the
biggest goals that I had this year. I really wanted to win it. I tried really hard at all the majors. Unfortunately only
played couple, but I worked really hard to get this award. I am extremely proud of myself.”
Inbee Park finished T10 this week to earn 2 points, falling nine points shy of winning the award. Lexi Thompson
finished alongside Park to earn 2 points herself and finished third in the points standings with 70 points.

Michelle Wie was named the inaugural winner of the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award on Sunday and hung on to her winafter withdrawing from the Evian Championship during the first round due to a right hand injury. Wie had several pursuers this week but none of the eligible players made a final round charge to catch Wie in the points standings. Wie finished with 84 points with her victory at the U.S. Women’s Open (60 points) and her runner-up finish at the KraftNabisco Championship (24 points).“It’s awesome just to be a part of history to win the first inaugural Rolex Annika Major Award,” said Wie. “I rememberhearing that we were going to have this award last year, and I kind of set that goal for this year. That was one of thebiggest goals that I had this year. I really wanted to win it. I tried really hard at all the majors. Unfortunately onlyplayed couple, but I worked really hard to get this award. I am extremely proud of myself.”Inbee Park finished T10 this week to earn 2 points, falling nine points shy of winning the award. Lexi Thompsonfinished alongside Park to earn 2 points herself and finished third in the points standings with 70 points.

Final Standings for the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award

Rank Player Points

1 Michelle Wie 84

2 Inbee Park 76

3 Lexi Thompson 70

T4 Mo Martin 60

T4 Hyo Joo Kim 60

6 Stacy Lewis 52

7 Shanshan Feng 46

8 Suzann Pettersen 44

9 Brittany Lincicome 30

NEXT STEPS
Michelle Wie was honored with the inaugural Rolex ANNIKA Major Award on Sunday evening at the conclusion of The
Evian Championship. But exactly when LPGA fans will see Wie next is still up in the air.
Wie withdrew from this week’s event during Thursday’s first round due to an injury she’s been battling since early
August – a stress reaction in her right index finger. Her hope is to be back for the LPGA’s Asia Swing, which begins with
the Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, China October 2-5.
“I can’t really say how it’s feeling or whatnot just because I’m not really sure what it is,” Wie said of her hand injury.
“Definitely going to get an MRI when I get back to the States and kind of just see where I’m at and make my decision
going from there.
“I am planning to play in China, but obviously if the MRI shows otherwise I will have to take more weeks off. I’m
hoping for the best and trying not to think about it until I kind of see it.”