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Wie withdraws from LPGA Tour Championship

Michelle Wie Michelle Wie

RICHMOND, TX (AP) - Michelle Wie has withdrawn from the LPGA Tour Championship because of a sprained left ankle.

Coming off her first tour victory last week in Mexico, the 20-year-old Wie shot a 72 on Thursday, limping through her round on the gimpy ankle that she first injured at the Solheim Cup inAugust.

Wie went for treatment after her round and withdrew about an hour later. She acknowledged that her ankle hurt last week and felt even worse Thursday.

Wie was 3 under through 12 holes. But her ankle gave way on the 13th tee, and she stumbled backward, sliced her tee shot into the rough and took her first bogey. She bent over in apparent pain on No. 14, then slipped again hitting her tee shot on No. 17.


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