DUBAI, Dec 8 -- Michelle Wie scaled new heights on Tuesday, becoming the first golfer to strike the ball from the 124th storey of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper, rising 824.55 metres into the sky.
For a young girl, who is scared of heights, the experience was just surreal, to say the least. "I would say this is the coolest experience I ever had," said the American pin after taking a swing at the specially-erected tee, 648 metres from the ground.
"I should say that I'm really scared of heights. I have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge (in San Francisco) and I know that. So to me, 124 stories in the air would be quite horrific. But after I got up there – she was flown in a chopper – it was so amazing," said Wie.
"It's a shame the weather wasn't as clear as it should be, but it was a great experience. Once I got past the shaky legs, I finally stood up there on the platform – it was pretty cool, swinging towards the city. It just didn't seem real, all of the buildings looked so small from that height and you couldn't see anyone. It was just amazing. Really cool," said Wie, who in her own words, is enjoying every minute in Dubai.
"It's the greatest trip I have ever made. I flew in from San Francisco, the longest flight I ever had, 15 hours to be precise. Emirates really do know how to spoil a person, and the place is pretty awesome. I can't believe I am in Dubai."
About her chances at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, the 20-year-old said: "I will try my hardest and see what happens. Obviously, my number one goal is to win the tournament, but I can't really control all of it. What I can control is how hard I try and what I can do. What I can do is to have fun out there and just play the best I can."