Thursday, August 02, 2018



MICHELLE WIE WITHDRAWS MID-ROUND FROM RICOH WBO

Michelle Wie withdrew during today's opening round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open after 12 holes at Royal Lytham, Lancashire.. The Hawaii-born American  is dealing with a right hand injury that she couldn’t battle any longer.

Michelle said:
“I have been doing everything humanely possible (besides giving it proper rest) this past couple of weeks to get my hand healthy enough to play this event, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough,” Wie wrote on Instagram after her WD. “I gave it my all today, but I just couldn’t handle the pain any longer.”

Wie was seven-over-par through 12 holes and was clearly hampered by the hand, which was heavily taped during the round.

The 5-time LPGA winner also had a tough go the week prior at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. She missed the cut with rounds of 75-72. 

Wie didn’t provide an exact timetable for her return, simply noting that with the proper treatment, she hopes to be back “stronger than ever."

Wie has had a solid 2018 season and has been mostly injury-free. She won early in the year at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

However, the 28-year-old has dealt with arthritis for the last couple of years. At the Bank of Hope Founders Cup in March she detailed routine collagen injections that she was receiving in New York City to treat the arthritis.

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