LANCASTER, Pa. – Michelle Wie’s ailing left hip was acting up Friday at the U.S. Women’s Open, but it couldn’t dampen her satisfaction in posting a 2-under-par 68 that keeps alive her chances of defending her title.
Wie was limping noticeably by day’s end and yet a round of five birdies and three bogeys moved her into a tie for 12th, seven shots off the lead.
“I'm pretty happy with how my round went, a lot better than yesterday,” Wie said. “Kind of felt good that I kind of fixed what went wrong yesterday. I hit a lot more fairways today and my irons were a little bit sharper than yesterday. I just have to keep on improving what I improved on today.”
Wie is battling bursitis, an inflammation in her hip. She has had a cortisone injection and two platelet-rich-plasma injections over the last six weeks. She also has issues with her left knee and left ankle.
“I’m hanging in there,” Wie said.