Wie not in U.S. Open qualifying tournament
Michelle Wie, who vowed to try again this year after failing to qualify for the 2006 U.S. Open, wasn't among the 8,544 golfers to submit qualifying applications for this year's tournament, according to the U.S. Golf Association.
Wie tied for 59th in a field of 153 players attempting to qualify for golf's second-oldest tournament last year at New Jersey's Canoe Brook Country Club. A wrist injury forced the 17- year-old to skip this month's Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Tour's first major tournament.
She hasn't played since missing the two-round cut by 14 strokes in the Sony Open in January. Family spokesman Jesse Derris of New York-based Ken Sunshine Consultants declined to give a reason for Wie's decision.
While Wie won't attempt to compete in the U.S. Open, scheduled for June 14-17 at Pennsylvania's Oakmont Country Club, two other women will. Carmen Bandea, 16, of Duluth, Ga., and Isabelle Beisiegel, 28, of Norman, Okla., have submitted qualifying applications, according to the USGA.