Michelle Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open with left ankle injury

Michelle Wie

Honolulu’s Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women’s British Open after 13 holes of her second round on Friday, soon after aggravating her left ankle injury by slipping as she walked off a tee box.

“Could be a week or two months,” Wie told reporters after receiving medical attention in the physio room at Turnberry.

Wie was 10 over par for the round, which was played in wet and windy conditions, and 14 over for the tournament.

Wie, one of the stars of women’s golf, developed a bone spur in her left foot after the U.S. Women’s Open last month, and has been wearing a protective boot in Scotland when she was not on the course.

Wie’s left ankle was causing her some discomfort when she teed off Friday, and she felt a sharp pain when she stepped in a hole early in the round. She then slipped to the ground on the 13th tee and couldn’t put weight on her left foot.

Wie completed the hole, making a third straight bogey, before withdrawing.

“As frustrating as it is, it just seems like I can’t force it anymore,” Wie said.

Wie, last year’s Women’s U.S. Open champion, hadn’t practiced for two weeks before arriving in western Scotland.

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