RICHMOND, Texas – Michelle Wie's left ankle appears to be bothering her considerably in the first round of the LPGA Tour Championship.
After ripping her driver at the sixth tee, she hobbled out of her stance and was limping noticeably down the fairway. She has been limping from the first tee. Still, she rolled in a 15-footer for birdie at the sixth hole to get to 1-under. Wie hurt her ankle at the Solheim Cup in August and aggravated it stepping into a hole at the Navistar Classic in October.
The winds have picked up substantially in the afternoon at The Houstonian. The morning rounds were played in calm conditions early with the winds picking up mid-round.
A fast start could mean a lot this week with heavy rain possible on Friday.