Michelle Wie has had a difficult season in 2019, after having surgery on her wrist in October of 2018. Pain in her wrist has led to her withdrawing from the HSBC Women’s World Championship in February, where she was defending. She didn’t come back until April, for the ANA Inspiration. Wie played the LOTTE Championship, the event after the ANA Inspiration, but took another leave from golf, after missing the cut in both events. She came back for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, admitting that she was pushing it to be there. She shot 84-82. A week after missing the cut at the KPMG, Wie has taken to Instagram to announce she won’t be playing in any tournaments for the remainder of 2019.
The post reads:
After doing everything I could to play this year, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off from competitive golf. My team and I believe that this will give me the best chance to finally get healthy. I can’t thank you all enough for all the love and support. Means the world to me.
When Wie spoke to the media at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, she talked a lot about how much she wants to be playing, and how even when she plays poorly, it’s better than not being out there at all. But in an emotional moment after the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Wie told the press, “I’m not entirely sure how much more I have left in me.”