Wie Playing Ladies European Tour Event in Germany


MUNICH, Germany -- Michelle Wie will make her first appearance in a full Ladies European Tour field at this weeks German Open.
The 18-year-old American was given a sponsors invitation to play in the event, which begins Thursday. A sore wrist hurt in March and studies at Stanford University have limited her to just two tournaments on the LPGA Tour this year.
I feel a lot healthier and I want to start playing more and playing some good golf, Wie said Tuesday. My goal is just to have fun and keep my head on straight and shoot some low scores.
The 172nd-ranked Wie shot a practice round Tuesday with 18-year-old Amy Yang of South Korea, the European Tours leading money earner. Others in the field include recent winners Lisa Hall, Emma Zackrisson, Gwladys Nocera and Lotta Wahlin.
Wie played the Fields Open in Hawaii and Michelob ULTRA Open in Virginia two weeks ago.
I found at the last tournament I was really rusty and I needed to play in more tournaments, Wie said. I thought, Wow, Munich, Ive never been there and its a great opportunity.
The event is the first held by the Ladies European Tour in Germany in seven years.