17-over, Michelle Wie withraws from U.S. Women's Open: "pain brought tears to my eyes"
She said she started feeling pain after a drive on the 17th (her 8th). When she teed off on her 10th hole, she decided enough was enough.
“It was enough to bring tears to my eyes,” said Wie. “Which is hard to do.”
Wie used the phrase “work in progress” numerous times, referring to the healing process of her wrist. She faced missing the cut for the first time in 15 majors at 17-over with nine holes to play in her second round. Instead, she gets an official “WD".
On Thursday, Wie didn’t blame her wrist for an opening round 82. She said it felt fine, but said this morning it felt sore, despite a day off yesterday.
As far as her upcoming schedule, she’s headed to Florida where she will see doctors and reevaluate.
“I don’t want to take more time off because competing is what I love to do,” said Wie.
Julieta Granada has taken the lead at 4-under. Angela Park has dropped a shot to 3-under.
|« South America - not Korea - dominating leaderboard at U.S. Women's Open: Park and Granada rolling||Sidebet of the century: can Michelle Wie beat 12-year-old Thompson at U.S. Women's Open? »|
receiving the exemptions that she blithely accepts, with neither the
ability nor willingness to finish a tournament?? Sweet, sweet justice
if Pressel makes a run...
I agree with you, she did have one of the best, if not the best swing in golf. However, one of her goals of 2006 was to carry the ball 290 yards to be competitive with the men. Technically, she was probably hitting the ball as far as her strength would allow last year, but they tried to fix what was not broken. For a while, she was wildly swinging her dirver trying to increase the clubhead speed 10 mph. Now, she is hitting a 3-wood about 250 yards and usually into the ruff. Continued competition against the men was unwise.
Now, if they fire Leadbetter, it's an admission that her swing, not her wrists, are the problem.
Really, it's her head. Stupid and stubborn is not a good combo.
I wonder if next year's exemptions are lined up?