Top Ten Finish
Uhh... choked? She finished alone in second place at her inaugural opener as a fully-fledged, card-carrying member of the LPGA. She earned $108,332 bucks before taxes. Did your 19-year-old do that?
Most of the rivals I mentally pair her with, like Natalie Gulbis (T10), Paula Creamer (T15), Morgan Pressel (T26) and the unthinkable Julie Inkster (T32), who has jowls older than Michelle Wie, barely clawed their way into the top half of the field. (Lorena Ochoa was off getting engaged to some lucky stiff in Mexico or something.)