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Tearful Michelle Wie suggests career may be coming to an end after opening round of 84 at Women’s PGA Championship

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Various ailments to Michelle Wie’s right hand and wrist has forced the 29-year-old out of action for most of 2019, and after posting a round of 12-over-par in the opening round of this week’s Women’s KPMG PGA Championship, Wie suggested that her days on Tour may be coming to an end.

Wie, who has arthritis in both wrists and underwent surgery on her right wrist back in November, made six bogeys, two double-bogeys and a quadruple-bogey on her way to an opening 84. After her round, an emotional Wie broke down in tears after stating

“I’m not entirely sure how much more I have left in me. So even on the bad days, I’m just like trying to take time to enjoy it. But it’s tough, I just love being out here.”

The 29-year-old began her tournament on the back nine, and according to GolfWeek’s Beth Ann Nichols, began applying an ice pack to her wrist as early as the 11th hole.

Wie is set to tee off for her second round on Friday 2.44 PM CT.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. JP

    Jun 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    With that picture above, how does she not have back problems?!? She’s so twisted up, I hurt looking at it.
    She’s rich. Go enjoy life. Who cares about career? She had a better one than most of us and made a ton more money. Go enjoy it. Good for her!

  2. Mike C

    Jun 22, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    She is the single biggest underachiever in golf. Male or female. When she was a teenager it was predicted that she would be the greatest lady golfer even. With only 5 career wins she’s not going to even sniff the Hall of Fame.

    • Get a clue

      Jun 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Her career has been plagued with injuries. What do you expect moron?

  3. P

    Jun 21, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Well at least now she can go home now and lay some pipe

  4. Sam

    Jun 21, 2019 at 11:41 am

    She needs to take the correct amount of time off, heal and really take care of herself before getting back out on the course. She is doing more damage then good.

    She really needs to get better first, then get a swing coach and tell her parents to give her some space. They are always hovering around her and she needs to learn to be on her own.

    Every time she is out there, she is making the issue worse and it is compounding where she won’t be able to play again.

    She will never be as good as these rising stars and all this hype about her has faded away a long time ago.

    Please stop playing and get better!

    • Mower

      Jun 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      You know she’s got a swing coach right?

    • Mm

      Jun 21, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      Just trying to put down a wounded dog is all

    • JThunder

      Jun 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      Arthritis does not get better. She could take 20 years off and it will not improve. It only gets worse – she’s likely trying to make the most of whatever time she has left.

  5. Jamie

    Jun 21, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Take off the rock when you play and find a simple band. Nobody who really matters cares how big it is. See a doctor. Rest. And for the last time, stop running to mommy and daddy. Are you still 12?

  6. Brandon

    Jun 21, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I shoot 84 all the time. It’s nothing to cry about.

    • Distance Compression Dude

      Jun 27, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Are you a tour pro with 5 wins, one of which is a US Open?

      No? Then I would suggest shutting your mouth and keep shooting in the 80s.

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Schedule postponements and cancellations on the PGA Tour, European Tour plus the four majors: What we know so far

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With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the PGA Tour and European Tour have taken steps to cancel or postpone several events. Action has also been taken on some of golf’s major championships, and here we’ll summarize what decisions have been made so far altering the 2020 calendar.

The Majors

Both The Masters (April 9-12) and PGA Championship (May 14-17) have been officially postponed with hopes of rescheduling both events for later in the year. According to the NY Post, the US Open is also set to be postponed and rescheduled for “later in the summer”, though as of Tuesday, March 31 the USGA has made no formal announcement confirming this news.

The R&A has of yet made no announcement on this year’s Open Championship which is due to take place from 16-19 of July.

  • April 9-12: The Masters – Postponed
  • May 14-17: PGA Championship – Postponed
  • June 18-21: US Open – NY Post reporting postponed; not yet confirmed by USGA
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PGA Tour

Since cancelling the Players Championship mid-event, the PGA Tour decided to cancel several subsequent tournaments. As of now, the earliest return date for the PGA Tour is May 21 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship which is played the same week as the WGC-Match Play was postponed with plans to reschedule the event.

  • March 12-15: The Players Championship – Cancelled
  • March 19-22: Valspar Championship – Cancelled
  • April 16-19: RBC Heritage – Cancelled
  • April 23-26: Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Cancelled
  • April 30-May 3: Wells Fargo Championship – Cancelled
  • May 7-10: AT&T Byron Nelson – Cancelled

European Tour

Along with the cancelled WGC-Match Play and confirmed postponed major championships, the European Tour has postponed a further seven events. Unlike the PGA Tour, the European Tour has chosen to postpone almost every upcoming event for the time being instead of cancelling. The GolfSixes Cascais is the only confirmed cancellation as of now.

On Monday, the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open became the latest tournament to be postponed meaning the earliest possible return date for action on the European Tour is now June 4 at the Trophee Hassan II.

  • March 12-15: Magical Kenya Open – Postponed
  • March 19-22: Hero Indian Open – Postponed
  • April 16-19: Maybank Championship – Postponed
  • April 23-26: Volvo China Open – Postponed
  • April 30-May 3: Andalucia Masters – Postponed
  • May 9-10: GolfSixes Cascais – Cancelled
  • May 21-24: Made in Denmark – Postponed
  • May 28-31: Irish Open – Postponed
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PGA Tour to provide financial assistance to players and caddies during Coronavirus pandemic

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The PGA Tour has announced plans to compensate both players and caddies after several Tour events were cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

In a memo sent to players on Friday, it was explained that due to IRS regulations, the Tour is not allowed distribute un-earned financial benefits to members, but that the organization has developed some programs to help its players during the ongoing pandemic. Players and caddies will receive financial assistance from the PGA Tour with one of the primary programs to help players based on their current FedEx Cup standing.

Players can receive up to $100,000 in bonus earnings during this period which will subsequently be removed from their season-ending bonus after play has been restarted.

Tour pros will also be entitled to request advance payments (up to $30k) for future Monday pro-am spots and advances on future earnings, while the Tour also plans on allowing players to withdraw funds from their retirement plans based on financial need.

“Playing opportunities equate to financial opportunities, and we are concerned about the toll that canceled tournaments are having on some of our members” – Tyler Dennis, a senior vice president and the Tour’s chief of operations.

Included in the memo were caddies, who are entitled to a partial mid-season distribution of an endorsement program and who can also request financial support from the Caddie Benevolent Fund.

Play is not set to resume on the PGA Tour until May 21 at the earliest.

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Go to the link below to ask any TM specific questions you may have. TaylorMade fitters from across the US will be diving in the forums to answer questions, talk golf and get you dialed. Take this opportunity to go TM crazy.

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