A tearful Michelle Wie was not sure how much longer she can compete after struggling in the first round of the Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday, where she iced her ailing right wrist between most shots.
The 29-year-old American, who spent the last two months rehabilitating a surgically-repaired wrist, shot a 12-over-par 84 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.
“It was kind of a little foolish to think that I would shoot really well, just hitting golf balls last week,” the former US Women’s Open champion said.
“It’s a tough golf course, but I’m really, really happy that I played. Just feeling a lot of joy, just being out there, and, you know, competing again.
“It’s going to take time, and I’ve just got to be patient, and, thankfully, I have all afternoon to get warm again and take care of my wrist.”