Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open

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The Maui News

Michelle Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion, announced on her instagram feed Friday that she has withdrawn from the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open slated for next week.

Wie, 29, a Punahou School graduate, cited her ongoing recovery from wrist surgery as the reason for the withdrawal.

“While I’m making progress with my recovery, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Women’s Open,” Wie wrote. “It was a difficult decision to make because the U.S. Open was one that I was looking forward to playing in all year, but my recovery and health is the priority. Thanks so much for all the messages of support — they really keep my spirits up. I am hopeful that I’ll be seeing you all back out on Tour very soon!”