Michelle Wie 2 over at the turn, gets wrist massage on course in LPGA Championship
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Michelle Wie made the turn at 2 over in the first round of the LPGA Championship, rallying with two birdies in the last three holes of her front nine. Wie gave a mini Tiger Woods fist pump after sinking a long putt on 18 (her ninth hole of the day). She smiled and joked with her caddie in a noticeably better mood than she’d been a few holes ago.
The most adventurous hole of her front nine came on the 15 when she recorded a double bogey seven and called over a rules official to politely ask if she could get a wrist massage from a therapist during the hole (the request was granted). The 15 started when she pushed her tee shot wide right (a problem throughout her first six holes) into the deep fescue that separates the 15th from another fairway.
Wie’s punch out only went about 40 yards into the actual deep rough of the 15th hole. From where she was swinging, that was hardly unexpected. She hit her third shot and still had a long, long way ton the green. This is the point where Wie called over the official and asked for the treatment. She pointed to a dirt mark on her leg to indicate she’d been in the deep fescue, which she said hurt the wrist. A healthy wrist could have been bothered by how deep Wie was in the stuff.
In one interesting note, Wie did not use her driver once on her first nine. She obviously doesn’t trust the club right now.
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