Michelle Wie needs some serious time off from golf.
She needs rest, a lot of it.
Fact is, her body is battered and broken and not getting any better. If anything, it’s all getting worse.
Wie played like a trooper at the U.S. Women’s Open. She wore a brace on her left ankle and could barely transfer her weight on the downswing. She shot rounds of 72-68-68-70 and finished a shot out of the top 10.
Things didn’t go so well for her Thursday and Friday at the Women’s British Open at Turnberry.
Wie opened with 76 then was simply blown off the course Friday. In the wind and cold she struggled with a 43 over the first nine hole then bogeyed three of the next four to start her final nine.
With her entire left side hurting, she’d finally had enough. She withdrew.
Here’s her list of ailments:
She has bursitis in her left hip.
She has a painful left knee and a painful, swollen left ankle.
If that’s not bad enough, she showed up at Turnberry wearing a walking boot. Latest diagnosis is a bone spur in her left foot.
Think her body could use some time away from golf?
“I’m just taking it day by day,” she said before the start of the tournament this week.
Now she can go home and hopefully get some rest.
Women’s golf needs her but her body has basically given it the “no mas” for right now.