Michelle Wie Shakes Off Neck Spasms, Set to Play Women’s U.S. Open

The incredible comeback season of one of the LPGA’s most popular players nearly hit a speed bump, as Michelle Wie has been dealing with neck spasms as of late.

 
There was concern that she might have to miss this week’s Women’s U.S. Open, an event she won in 2014, but as of Thursday morning, she was expected to give it a go.

Wie is considered to be among the top dozen favorites at Trump National Golf Club.


Bullets

  • Michelle Wie has had her Women’s U.S. Open prep work severely hindered, as neck spasms have kept her on the sidelines since she made the flight to New Jersey. She has not been able to play any practice holes, being limited to just chipping and putting work.
  • Despite the pain, Wie is expected to make her 12:52p tee time on Thursday. The spasms are believed to be related to a car accident in the offseason.
  • Wie has six top-10s in 14 events this season, including four finishes inside the top 4 in her last six events. Her Women’s U.S. Open victory in 2014 was her last win, and the fourth of her career.

Quotable

“It’s a shame, because she has been in such good form. It’s something she’s been trying to work through.”
David Leadbetter, Wie’s swing coach


Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer.



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