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Michelle Wie withdraws from the Ginn Tribute

This was her first tournament since injurying her two wrists-

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Michelle Wie withdrew from the Ginn Tribute on Thursday after playing much of the first round with bandaged wrists and shooting 14 over par through 16 holes.

After Wie bogeyed the par-4 seventh, the 17-year-old star from Hawaii told an LPGA tour official: “We’re not going to play anymore.”

Her round included a 10 on the par-5 third hole.

She shook hands with her playing partners on the eighth tee and rode the cart back to the clubhouse with her caddie and parents.

Wie had not played competitive golf since missing the cut at the PGA Tour Sony Open in January.

To me just based on her score, it seems Michelle still has medical issues with her wrists. She would be best advised to stop playing golf and take as a long a rest as is needed to get 100% healthy. Otherwise Michelle’s injuries could have long-term consequences.

I’m betting Michelle doesn’t play the LPGA Championship next week. An event she came close to winning last year.

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