Michelle Wie withdraws from Ginn Tribute, citing nagging wrist injury

Released on = June 4, 2007, 9:37 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Michelle Wie withdraws from Ginn Tribute, citing nagging
injury. LPGA Tour News at WorldGolf.com

Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Michelle Wie withdrew from the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika in Mount Pleasant,
S.C., Thursday after shooting 14 over through 16 holes, saying she \'tweaked\' the
wrist injury that has kept her off the LPGA Tour since February.

The move has drawn a chorus of criticism from golf bloggers and their readers that
an LPGA Tour rule barring non-tour members for a year if they shoot 88 or higher
prompted Wie to withdraw, not an injury.

\"Wie stood perilously close to posting an 88 ... when she withdrew,\" observed
TravelGolf.com\'s Chris Baldwin, who went on to ask why Wie is already talking about
competing in next week\'s LPGA Championship if she is injured.

\"If your wrist is so hurt that you cannot play two more holes, do you immediately
start talking about playing 72 the very next week?\" Baldwin wrote.

For her part, Wie has rejected speculation that she withdrew because of the tour\'s

\"I had issues with my wrist,\" she told. \"Shooting 88 is not what I think about.\"

Wie received a sponsor\'s exemption to play in the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. The
tournament\'s namesake, Annika Sorenstam, has also been sidelined with an injury but
had a more impressive return to competition, shooting an even-par 72.

\"I\'m extremely happy with my round considering the circumstances,\" Sorenstam said.

Rookie Angela Park is the first round leader at 6 under. Lorena Ochoa and four
others are tied for second.

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June 04, 2007
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