Michelle Wie was excited to get back into competition after doctors said her wrists had healed and cleared her to play. CLICK FOR LARGE
Wie back in the spotlight
She will play in the LPGA Ginn Tribute beginning tomorrow
Michelle Wie is downplaying her return to the LPGA Tour, saying she spent the time rehabbing from a wrist injury enjoying the final semester of high school instead of worrying about golf.
"I really got to enjoy and really got to hang out with my friends," said Wie yesterday. "I was actually the one who was calling my friends and telling them to get me out of this house."
» When: Tomorrow-Sunday
» Where: RiverTowne Country Club, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
» TV: The Golf Channel (Tomorrow, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon)
Wie will play in the Ginn Tribute in Mount Pleasant, S.C., beginning tomorrow -- her first tournament since missing the cut at the PGA's Sony Open in January. She played that tournament with an injured right wrist, then hurt her left wrist a short time later after she fell while running.
While Wie has enjoyed spending time with her friends, she is ready to get back on the links.
"As soon as my doctor said I was good to go, I was like, 'I'm playing the next tournament.' I couldn't wait," Wie said. "This is it, and I'm really excited to be here."
Wie said she expects it will take some time to get back to top form.
"I know I won't play my absolute best golf, but I'm still going to try my hardest, and if my best golf comes out, then great," Wie said. "If not, I'm just really grateful to be here."