Michelle Wie says Asia ready to host one of LPGA Tour's five major championships

Michelle Wie expressed her support for Asia hosting one of the LPGA Tour's five Majors.
Michelle Wie expressed her support for Asia hosting one of the LPGA Tour's five Majors.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - American golfer Michelle Wie, who has one Major title to her name, expressed her support for Asia hosting one of the LPGA Tour's five Majors.

In a conference call with local media, the 26-year-old, who turned pro in 2005, said: "It would be nice to see Asia have a major championship. Things need to fall into place... you never know, it'd be really nice to see."

Wie's views are not baseless. After all, seven of the current top 10 players hail from Asia, including South Korean Park Inbee, a seven-time Major champion.

The HSBC Women's Champions, held annually in Singapore since 2008, has also consistently attracted a world-class field.

Wie, who in 2014 won her first Major championship, the US Women's Open, said: "The HSBC tournament always has a very strong field. I know that all the players really love to come to Singapore every year."

Wie will be in Singapore for the HSBC Women's Champions, held Mar 3-6 at the Sentosa Golf Club. Her best outing was finishing tied for 9th in 2014, but the world No. 33 is confident of upsetting the odds in a field which boasts the world's top 10 women golfers.

She said: "The mindset I have every week is that I can win that week... I'm extremely competitive. Since junior golf tournaments I just wanted to win.

"I just want to have fun out there, fight my hardest and see what I can do."