Michelle Wie’s Asian swing took a strange turn when she discovered in Japan that her driver, 3-wood and 5-wood had been badly damaged.
The Toto Japan Classic was Wie’s fourth consecutive tournament in Asia, following South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia. The faces of Wie’s Callaway clubs were so badly damaged, one can only assume from all the travel, that they required immediate replacements. Wie admitted that it took a few days to build back trust with her new metal woods, even though each club was built to the previous specs.
“I don’t know what happened,” said Wie. “They get dinged up a little bit throughout the year traveling so much, or maybe it’s my huge biceps.”
So something really bizarre happened to me last week….My 3 wood, 5 wood, and driver all broke (maybe from all the traveling??) and needless to say, I was freaking out 😫 Want to quickly take a moment and say THANK YOU to the team here at @callawaygolf_japan for working with me nonstop over the past 3 days to make me up some fresh #Epic Heads right in time for the start of the tournament 😘😘 本当にありがとうございます!！#teamcallaway
Wie returned to the LPGA six weeks after having an emergency appendectomy at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. She flew to South Korea only three days after hitting full shots. She’s now four weeks into a six-week stretch of competition. In Japan, Wie rebounded from an opening 76 with rounds of 65-70 over the weekend.
Next up: Blue Bay LPGA on China’s Hainan Island.