Michelle Wie to 'take some time away', withdraws from LA Open

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Michelle Wie to 'take some time away', withdraws from LA Open

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Michelle Wie to 'take some time away', withdraws from LA Open

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The Michelle Wie comeback tour, the 2019 version anyway, has once again come to a halt.

Wie has withdrawn from this week’s Hugel-Air Premia LA Open at Wilshire Country Club. She has been replaced in the field by former USC player Muni He.

“Had an encouraging visit with my doctor,” Wie wrote in her social media statement, “however we both think it’s in my best interest to take some time away to allow my body to heal properly and get stronger. Health is my top priority right now and hopefully I can get back to being pain-free real soon.”

Wie began the 2019 season in late February in Thailand, where she took a share of 23rd. It’s the only time she has played four rounds this year. Wie withdrew during the first round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore due to lingering pain in her right hand. She returned to action at the ANA Inspiration, where she missed the cut. She carded a pair of 77s back home in Hawaii last week at the Lotte Championship.

Wie thanked fans for their ongoing patience as she continues to work through her injury.

While recovering, Wie will no doubt use the extra time to work on upcoming wedding plans with fiance Jonnie West, a Golden State Warriors executive and the son of NBA legend Jerry West. The couple announced their engagement in March.

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