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Michelle Wie taking off rest of year in bid to get healthy

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    Michelle Wie gestured after her tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament, June 20, in Chaska, Minn. Wie says she’ll take a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy.

JUPITER, Fla. >> Michelle Wie says she’ll take a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy.

Wie had surgery on her right hand in October and tried to return in February, completing one tournament. She sat out a month and returned to the LPGA Tour’s first major and to her hometown event in Hawaii, both times missing the cut. After withdrawing from the U.S. Women’s Open, the 29-year-old Wie played in the Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine National and shot rounds of 84-82.

In a tweet today, Wie says, “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.” She says that will be her best chance to “finally get healthy.”

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