Wie on 75: 'I really hung in there'


Michelle Wie got herself in more trouble than she would have liked with errant tee shots in Thursday’s opening round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, but she’s eager to rebound Friday and get herself back in the weekend hunt in another major championship.

Wie’s 3-over-par 75 in the opening round at Royal Birkdale is her worst score this year, a testament to just how well she has been playing. At seven shots back, she’s tied for 47th in her bid to follow up on her U.S. Women’s Open victory last month with another major triumph.

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Wie said her tempo was off.

“It was just off the tee, just hit a couple shots off line, couple bad bounces, couple of pot bunkers,” Wie told Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott after her round. “I just chipped out more than I wanted today.”

Wie said she was pleased that she battled to salvage the score she did.

“I felt really good coming in,” Wie said. “It’s a long way until Sunday. I battled out there. I scrambled pretty good. I hung in there.

“It’s definitely not the score I was looking for on Thursday, but it could have been a lot worse. I really hung in there.”