Wie to have appendix removed

2017-08-28 09:25
Michelle Wie (AFP)

Montreal - Michelle Wie withdrew from the final round of the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open early on Sunday and was to have surgery in Ottawa to remove her appendix, her management team said. 

"Michelle Wie will have surgery to remove her appendix today at Ottawa Hospital," a statement from management company IMG said. "Further details on her condition will be provided when available."

Wie was tied for 23rd, six strokes behind leaders Mo Martin and Nicole Broch Larsen, after rounds of 71-68-70 at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. 

A week earlier she played for the victorious US Solheim Cup team. 

So far in 2017 Wie has seven top-10 finishes in 17 starts and sits 30th on the world rankings. 

In July she withdrew from the second round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Bedminster due to muscle spasms in her neck. 

The 27-year-old American finished tied for third in the Women's British Open earlier this month.

Read more on:    golf

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.