Professional golfer Michelle Wie now has a playing partner for life after welcoming her beautiful daughter into the world. The 30-year-old star made the announcement Saturday morning that she had given birth to her first child the day before and shared some wonderful photos of mommy and daddy getting to meet their little bundle of joy for the first time.
Wie and her husband, Jonnie West, son of legendary NBA star Jerry West, are also getting showered with congratulations from some of the greatest athletes and golfers in the world after sharing the good news.
Wie shared a photo of herself with her precious daughter, Makenna, moments after the baby was born. Looking down at her child, the emotions of everlasting love can be seen all over the LPGA star’s face.
“Kenna baby, I have waited my entire life to meet you. Makenna Kamalei Yoona West, your daddy and I love you more than any words can describe. You are our entire ? we can’t wait to watch you grow. ❤️ 6/19/20” she wrote while baby Makenna snuggled in her mommy’s arms.
The 5X LPGA champion also shared a photo of husband Jonnie West having skin-to-skin contact with Makenna. It didn’t take long for the well-wishes to start pouring in from fellow athletes and also some golfers who are currently playing a round on the PGA Tour!
Rory McIlroy is currently getting ready to tee off at the 2020 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina, but still gave an awesome shout out to the new family with a “congratulations” and some emoji hearts.
Obviously Michelle Wie will be focusing on motherhood for the foreseeable future, but it’s not out of the question she makes a triumphant return to the LPGA where she has been a dominant force for years.
Back in January, Wie told Golf Digest that she feels becoming a mom will give her greater motivation to come back and pursue her career in golf.
“The motivation to come back is even stronger because I’m having a girl … I really want her to see me play. I want her to see me be a strong woman. That’s really important to me. The motivation to come back and play is definitely there.”
We can’t wait to see her tee it up again … until then, enjoy being a mommy!