‘A Mental Midget’: After 3 Years of Marriage, Michelle Wie West and Her Husband Miss No Chance in Pulling Each Other’s Legs

Published 02/16/2023, 1:53 PM EST

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Michelle Wie West is a name in the LPGA Tour that all of the golf enthusiasts resonate with. She has emerged as a role model for every woman, not just in golf but everywhere. However, there’s a side to Michelle that the world hasn’t seen yet. Recently, Michelle and her husband, Jonnie West, teased each other, while the latter labelled it as a mental midget during an episode of the Golf, Mostly podcast. In a fun conversation, the LPGA veteran revealed that her husband has a habit that really gets under her skin.

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In the podcast episode titled ‘Love and Golf: Couples Therapy with Jonnie West and Billy Candler,’ Michelle and Jonnie discussed their relationship, both on and off the golf course. The conversation took an interesting turn when the topic of playing together came up. The duo did not leave any chance in pulling each other’s legs. During the episode, Michelle was asked if she was nervous playing against her husband. She replied, “I don’t think I was. Were you nervous Jonnie?”

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Michelle’s loving husband confidently replied, “No. For some reason. I’ve never gotten nervous playing with her.” The host found Johnny’s reaction interesting, and exclaimed “Oh, interesting!” Michelle then chimed in teasingly, revealing how he annoys her on the course. “You definitely get in my head though, It’s really annoying.” she said.

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How could Jonnie not reply back!…throwing his wit around, he said, “ It’s a mental midget with me.” Clearly, Jonnie’s wit had left everyone in the room speechless, and the speaker ultimately had to move on to a new question.

Humorous roasting of Michelle Wie West by Jonnie

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During a podcast of Golf, Monthly, Michelle made a comment that a person who does not have a good swing looks extremely unathletic. However, this came as an opportunity for her husband to come up with a humorous roast. He said, “Not naming names but, it can also make the most unathletic people look athletic.”

The 5-time LPGA Tour winner took this roast well and replied, “By the way, for people that don’t know the back story, my husband was talking about me.” Not only that, she even appreciated her husband’s wit; she said, “What a roast by my lovely husband.”

The whole podcast was a lovely banter between the couple, as the two could not stop with their witty remarks and comebacks.

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Manisha Upadhyay

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Manisha is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. A Philosophy graduate, she possesses a writing experience of over 2 years now. Having picked up on the sport for quite some time now, Manisha looks up to Tiger Woods and admires his fortitude and charisma.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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