Michelle Wie withdraws from Ginn Tribute at +14
Michelle Wie’s return from a wrist injury ended early, as the teen withdrew from the Ginn Tribute after shooting +14 through 16 holes.
Wie triple bogeyed No. 14, a par 3 and was seven over par after her first five holes. Annika Sorenstam was at +1 after nine holes. Angela Park was leading early at -5 through 11 holes, while Paula Creamer, Laura Davies and Lorena Ochoa all were under par.
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Did Michelle Wie give any reason for her withdrawal?
I realize she was having the worst round of her career, but is that any reason to walk off the course with two holes left in the round?
That is something that John Daly might do.
You said that you hope BOTH fully recover. From that it sounds like Michelle Wie was injured in her round at the Tribute. Do you have any information as to the type and extent of her injury if that be the case?
Phil's injury was reported on ESPN to be a sprained wrist. No mention was made on that network about any injury to MW.
"Hawaii's Michelle Wie withdrew from the Ginn Tribute on Thursday after shooting 14 over par through 16 holes, aggravating a wrist injury that sidelined her since January."
It does seem odd that with MW being bothered by her wrist and having shot the quint on three that her manager, Greg Nard, didn't talk her into withdrawing right then.
I guess two more bogeys and the possibility of an 88 made him give her the hook. While such a move seems a little hokey, you have to give Nard credit for knowing the rules and notifying Michelle and her parents that she was getting close to the dreaded 88.
The only explanation is that she is experiencing a psychological breakdown. Remember, this isn't just poor play; it's part of a pattern and more like of 10 handicap golf.
I'll go so far as to say that Bubbles may actually be afraid to step on the first tee in a tournament at this point, as she just may be deathly afraid of perpetuating the pattern. And the self-denial and phony positive talk won't remedy the situation; someone needs to bring her down to Earth and tell her that she must start confronting reality.
I remember her talking in an interview about playing matches against her father and saying that he "chokes." I think it may run in the family. "The sins of the father will be visited upon the child," anyone?
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