Michelle Wie Withdraws From British Open With Ankle Injury

wie-michelle-140628Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women’s British Open after 13 holes of her second round on Friday, soon after aggravating her left ankle injury by slipping as she walked off a tee box.

“Could be a week or two months,” Wie told reporters after receiving medical attention in the physio room at Turnberry.

Wie was 10 over par for the round, which was played in wet and windy conditions, and 14 over for the tournament.

Wie, one of the stars of women’s golf, developed a bone spur in her left foot after the U.S. Women’s Open last month, and has been wearing a protective boot in Scotland when she was not on the course.

Wie’s left ankle was causing her some discomfort when she when she teed off Friday, and she felt a sharp pain when she stepped in a hole early in the round. She then slipped to the ground on the 13th tee and couldn’t put weight on her left foot.

Wie completed the hole, making a third straight bogey, before withdrawing.

“As frustrating as it is, it just seems like I can’t force it anymore,” Wie said.

Wie, last year’s Women’s U.S. Open champion, hadn’t practiced for two weeks before arriving in western Scotland.

courtesy of AP News (golf.com)

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A wandered spirit at times, but passionate about family values, interested in world cultures, and taking the journey through life with vigor and no fear in trying something new. Patrick received his FAA pilot’s license in High School before acquiring a driver’s license. He still flies regularly to keep proficient in instrument and multi-engine ratings. Traveled all over the world while in the U.S. Navy and became very appreciative of different cultures. After his military service he grew a passion for golf and became a PGA professional. He authored “Golf’s Deadly Sins” and has over 30 years of teaching experience. Patrick says that experience has shown him that nothing invented by man will ever come at you harder than life itself. “It’s always better to be on the ground wishing that you were flying, than flying wishing you were on the ground.”

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