U.S. Women's Open: Michelle Wie Withdraws With 1 Hole Left to Play

By Carl Conrad
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After completing 35 holes at the U.S. Women’s Open, golfer Michelle Wie bowed out of the tournament without finishing her second round. She had no chance of making the cut – an 80 in the first round all but guaranteed that. Wie cited illness as the reason for her withdrawal from the event. With such a vague excuse it’s hard to tell if she really wasn’t feeling well or if she just wanted to get out of town as quickly as possible. Besides, how do you prove that she was “ill”?


Wie was apparently feeling well enough to take to Twitter on Friday evening as she offered her apologies for having to exit the tournament prematurely. She also posted an optimistic tweet about her next event and gave some insight as to how she plans on getting over the mystery illness.

I personally think that Wie just didn’t want to have yet another missed cut in the record books. She was healthy enough to play 35 holes – albeit not very well. She could have gritted her teeth and played the final hole if it really meant that much to her.

Here’s to hoping that Wie doesn’t stay under the weather for too long.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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