Wie (hip pain) withdraws from Canadian event

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Michelle Wie has withdrawn from this week’s Manulife LPGA Classic with lingering pain in her left hip.

Wie, suffering from bursitis, an inflammation in the hip, missed the cut at last week’s ShopRite Classic. She wore a brace on her left ankle while playing and was visibly affected by the injury.

“I was a little bit sorer than expected,” Wie told reporters leaving ShopRite. “It’s frustrating. I can tolerate the pain. It just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. I think it’s better, but it’s not. It’s tough to be patient and stick with my game plan with my hip and whatnot.”

Wie withdrew from the Kingsmill Championship with hip pain in her last start before ShopRite. She shot 72-74 at ShopRite and missed the cut by one shot. The year’s second major championship is next week (the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) with Wie’s title defense at the U.S. Women’s Open just five weeks away.