Laura Davies says "(Michelle Wie) obviously not injured to the point she couldn't play" at Ginn: WorldGolf.com exclusive
HAVRE DE GRACE, MD. - Laura Davies has seen it all in her 22 years in professional golf. And last week at the Ginn Tribute, the four-time major winner believes she saw Michelle Wie withdraw after 16 holes when Wie was healthy enough to finish the round.
“She withdrew because she was getting close to not being allowed to play the rest of the year as I understand it. I think that decision was a good one too.”
Yes, Davies - a 20-time LPGA Tour winner and 45-time international event winner - is convinced that Wie withdrew to skirt Rule 88, the provision that a non-LPGA member is bared from competing in another Tour event for a year if she cards an 88 or higher. But Davies is all right with that. In fact, if LPGA officials alerted Team Wie to that right before she walked off - as it appeared, Davies is completely onboard.
“As long as the LPGA Tour’s all right with it and the Tour seems more than all right with it, as far as I’m concerned that’s all that matters,” Davies said.
For more exclusive reporting on site from the LPGA Championship, stay tuned to WorldGolf.com. There will be full stories and complete columns every day starting Wednesday morning. Tomorrow, you’ll also get the rest of Davies’ thoughts on why women’s golf could not afford to lose Wie for the LPGA Championship.
A number of LPGA players do not agree with Davies on Wie’s dubious injury walk off being OK. You’ll hear what they have to say too.
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Your informative and unbiased reporting should be great.
It's sad to say She's finished.
i'm enjoying it all. hollywood couldn't come up with a better script than the rise and fall of michelle wie. the mainstream media from espn to the washington post have broken the courtesy silence and have pointed out that if it quacks like a duck, it's a wie.
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