Wie Shuts It Down, WDs From Evian Championship

Michelle Wie’s 2018 will come to an end majorless.

A promising start to the year that saw the biggest name in the women’s game knock off career victory No. 5 at the HSBC Women’s World Championship and post five other top-15 finishes was derailed once again by injury. 

“After going through an evaluation with my doctors and my physio team, we have all concurred that my right hand is not quite ready for competition yet,” Wie wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “So, unfortunately, I have decided to withdraw from the Evian Championship next week. I’m extremely disappointed, but right now rehabbing my hand back to pain-free is my absolute first priority!! Thank you all for staying patient with me and for all the words of encouragement!!!”

The Evian Championship is the second consecutive major championship that her nagging right wrist has forced her to withdraw from. Last month, Wie announced that she was dropping out of the Ricoh Women’s British Open because of the same injury.

Wie’s longtime swing coach David Leadbetter told GolfDigest.com that the injury stems from “nerve damage due to bone spurs.”

Following the Evian, there are seven events left on the LPGA Schedule, which runs through mid-November.