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Michelle Wie hits her tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open in Pinehurst, N.C., on Sunday. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)

Golf: Wie wins U.S. Women’s Open for first major

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PINEHURST, N.C. — Michelle Wie picked up all sorts of believers in the U.S. Women’s Open.

She won her first major championship, using an eagle to fend off a charge from the world’s top-ranked female player and a late birdie on the way to Sunday’s victory.

A decade removed from arriving on the women’s golf circuit as a teenage standout, Wie finally secured the coveted result.

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