Wie ready to test injured hip at Women's PGA


HARRISON, N.Y. – Michelle Wie’s ailing left hip will be tested on Westchester Country Club’s rolling terrain at this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“We’re coming up with ways to walk up these hills,” Wie cracked Tuesday. “You might see me walk backwards, walk sideways, maybe crawl a couple of times, but I’ll make it up the hills.”

Sometimes you’ve got to laugh to keep from crying.

Wie withdrew after the first round of the Kingsmill Championship three weeks ago with bursitis in her left hip. After missing the cut playing through pain at the ShopRite Classic two weeks ago, she withdrew before the start of last week’s Manulife Classic.

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“I did everything I could to get ready for this week,” Wie said. “I went to physical therapy every single day, got an injection, and I just rested as much as I can.

“It’s feeling a lot better.”

Wie has just a month to get ready to defend her title at the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

“The season is still very long, and I think I'm doing the right things to get back to being fully healthy,” she said. “So I'm just trying to be patient and listen to my body.”