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Wie withdraws from U.S. Women's Open

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 03:11 p.m. HST, Jun 30, 2013

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Michelle Wie withdrew from the U.S. Women's Open, citing illness, before she would have completed the fog-suspended second round, set to miss the cut.

Wie pulled out Saturday morning. She was at 11 over for the tournament with one hole to go when play was halted Friday evening.

On her very first hole of the Open, Wie had a quadruple-bogey 8 on No. 10 on Thursday. She finished with a first-round 80.

She played better in tougher conditions Friday, shooting 3 over through 17 holes, but it was nowhere near enough to make the cut, which wound up at 6 over.

Wie tweeted Friday night: "There are no words to explain how disappointed I am in myself right now."

The 23-year-old former prodigy hasn't won since 2010. She finished no better than 41st in her first six tournaments this year but had an encouraging tie for ninth at the LPGA Championship earlier this month.

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niimi wrote:
TIme to rehire Casey and get that beautiful swing back. She had it, folks. But some of the new coaches messed it up. Her swing was GREAT, and it was NATURAL! Leadbetter is like lead poisoning. Casey Nakama would have her redevelop that nice, free-flowing swing. She was contending for majors in her young career with that swing. This is like Derek Tatsuno's pitching motion being ruined by those Japanese coaches at Seibu because their catchers couldn't handle his pitches.
on June 29,2013 | 01:05PM
808comp wrote:
Funny you mentioned her swing coach Leadbetter. Suzann Pettersen's swing coach is also Leadbetter,and she struggled with her swing. Wie must have been sick of the way her game was going,and would not have made the cut so no sense in going on. Thought Pettersen would have had a chance in winning this tournament,but looks like its going to be a Korean player again.Good tournament though.
on June 29,2013 | 02:02PM
wsato wrote:
In case she dont have him on speed dial anymore, caseynakamagolf.com
on June 29,2013 | 06:01PM
golfishi wrote:
I've mentioned it before, and I still believe that she needs to go back to Casey Nakama or get a new coach. Leadbetter has ruined her by trying to make her swing like a guy, and consequently she looks robotic. She has been with him far too long, and there is nothing more he can teach her. I find it strange that she has gone through several caddies, but yet, she has stuck with Leadbetter who is the culprit of her ineffectiveness on the course, not the caddies. I also find it strange that her parents haven't fired Leadbetter yet. She is a high profile player, and everything she does is amplified. She had only one hole to play in the Open, and it was inexcusable for her to withdraw. Also, her parents need to give her some space. I was at the Kia Classic and watched her parents. They were behind the ropes, but as close to Michelle as they could possibly be. Mama Wie was taking notes, Papa Wie had his camera with him. Michelle was very friendly toward the crowd, smiling at them. Where once she drew the largest gallery, this is no longer the case, unfortunately. I sure hope the Wies read everyone's comments in all the various articles and start making changes, because it'll ruin Michelle's career if nothing is done.
on June 30,2013 | 05:09AM
kiragirl wrote:
I think Casey is too busy to take her back. He doesn't need her, not one bit.
on June 30,2013 | 07:00AM
DAGR81 wrote:
What a loser...didn't even have to pride to go out and finish her round. She has the talent but not the attitude.
on June 29,2013 | 01:30PM
allie wrote:
yup..overhyped from the start. Ok as a high school star but not much else
on June 29,2013 | 02:15PM
hanalei395 wrote:
OK for high-end sponsors, four of which are ... Nike, Sony, Omega, Kia, ...and about $50 million in her bank account.
on June 29,2013 | 02:40PM
omd111 wrote:
I'm sure her sponsors are pleased backing someone with no character and integrity.
on June 29,2013 | 03:09PM
hanalei395 wrote:
I'm sure that you are extremely jealous and envious.
on June 29,2013 | 03:31PM
omd111 wrote:
Nah...I have character and integrity and I don't need the sponsorship or the money.
on June 29,2013 | 03:53PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Don't know about the "integrity", but YOU ARE a character.
on June 29,2013 | 04:30PM
bumbye wrote:
LOL, she didn't even golf for her high school.
on June 30,2013 | 05:27PM
omd111 wrote:
No CHARACTER and person of questionable integrity.
on June 29,2013 | 02:01PM
RichardCory wrote:
It's golf. Who cares? If this is your measure of character, you've got some serious introspection to do.
on June 29,2013 | 03:59PM
DAGR81 wrote:
A lot of life's lessons are thought through sports. Apparently you never played competitive sports.
on June 29,2013 | 04:16PM
hanalei395 wrote:
At 23, "life's lessons" goes on.
on June 29,2013 | 04:52PM
omd111 wrote:
LOL! Like you know what you're talking about.
on June 29,2013 | 04:51PM
samsdad wrote:
How many times is she going use that lame excuse? Try " my dog ate my homework" next time.
on June 29,2013 | 02:15PM
Bdpapa wrote:
This ain't the first time. Too bad, she's too good for things like this to happen.
on June 29,2013 | 02:32PM
allie wrote:
on June 29,2013 | 03:29PM
808comp wrote:
The one that keeps in my mind is when her team pulled her out of Anika's tournament afew years ago.
on June 30,2013 | 12:03PM
buttery wrote:
Just a disappointing and sorry career. I feel for Wie, wish her the best all the time. Seems to me, she is more of a model for the attire she wears than a pro golfer.
on June 29,2013 | 02:36PM
hanalei395 wrote:
A model for Nike and Omega, on and off the golf course = millions of $$$$$. (Besides being a spokesperson for Sony and Kia in Asia).
on June 29,2013 | 02:51PM
omd111 wrote:
So you measure a person by the amount of MONEY they have? So much for your character.
on June 29,2013 | 04:53PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The subject was about Wie being a model for Nike and Omega and the money she is paid. A jealous and an envious person like you should not display your poor character.
on June 29,2013 | 05:27PM
DAGR81 wrote:
She still is a loser.
on June 29,2013 | 08:12PM
hanalei395 wrote:
A jealous and an envious dud says .... "$he $till i$ a lo$er".
on June 29,2013 | 09:48PM
DAGR81 wrote:
You must be her galute
on June 30,2013 | 08:02AM
kiragirl wrote:
Obviously you have high regards for Wie and that is your rightful opinion. For a professional golfer to not complete her round and the reason is questionable. There were many others who had no chance of making the cut but completed their round. Just that alone should have you scratching your head and question her character but obviously your bias for Wie shrouds your thinking.
on June 30,2013 | 07:07AM
hanalei395 wrote:
I didn't see any of this tournament. I was just responding to the REAL losers, the jealous and envious losers who were calling this Stanford grad ...a "loser". That's all, don't worry about it.
on June 30,2013 | 08:47AM
kiragirl wrote:
on June 30,2013 | 09:05AM
omd111 wrote:
I was pointing out that she is of poor character and integrity. Is that incorrect? You think I'm jealous or envious of her. I wouldn't want to be her for all the money in the world. So what with all the money...it means nothing if you're of poor character. That's all you kept pointing out in her defense. Is that all you got in her defense. She has a history of showing disrespect to tournaments and their hosts by withdrawing.
on June 30,2013 | 09:23AM
DAGR81 wrote:
on June 29,2013 | 04:12PM
omd111 wrote:
What has she done to show that she is a person of character and integrity? Oh...she has money. So do the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo.
on June 29,2013 | 04:54PM
jrboi96786 wrote:
who cares. i don't know why she's getting so much attention in the first place. she might have the talent but nothing special about her. local news keeps giving her so much hype but then at the end nothing.
on June 29,2013 | 03:19PM
allie wrote:
on June 29,2013 | 03:29PM
jussayin wrote:
Well, I guess she hasn't changed her poor attitude. Sorry to say, she's a loser as a person. No class ... no respect for the LPGA, the tournament, to the sponsors, to what fans she have, etc. Maybe she didn't want another tournament 'cut' to be on her record. She didn't make the cut for half the tournaments she entered this year.
on June 29,2013 | 05:00PM
Kapaho wrote:
She should be disappointed in herself. Tired of hearing her excuses. I don't think she has any illness except in her head maybe. I think she needs to take a break and get away from golf.
on June 29,2013 | 07:31PM
mijlive wrote:
hmmm---maybe anika was right ?
on June 29,2013 | 08:26PM
kiragirl wrote:
No! Annika IS right!
on June 30,2013 | 07:09AM
manoa111 wrote:
Disgraceful, a quitter. This is at least the 4th time that she has quit a tournament. Grow up, finish the round and try and get better. "Spending all day in bed" is lame. Own up to your poor game and get a move on or leave for good. How many people affected by the one hole drop out? Sponsors, fans, etc It does no good to women's golf to withdraw for made up reasons. Punch lines coming....quitter. Rock bottom.
on June 29,2013 | 10:46PM
allie wrote:
She is less than mediocre and has been an embarrassment for years.
on June 30,2013 | 07:34AM
Anonymous wrote:
Only Opinions !! She'll make that decision when she realizes the reason of her problems.
on June 30,2013 | 05:45AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Everyone needs rest. Even Tiger said time out. Happy recovery, Ms. Wie.
on June 30,2013 | 08:24AM