OAKMONT, Pa. – Michelle Wie shrugged her shoulders and shook her head after equaling the highest round she’s ever posted in a U.S. Women’s Open.
“It’s kind of one of those days where nothing goes as planned,” Wie said.
Wie posted an11-over-par 82 in Thursday’s first round at Oakmont Country Club.
The round included three double bogeys, five bogeys and no birdies.
The score equaled the 82 Wie shot in the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Cherry Hills in 2005 and in the first round at Pine Needles in ’07. Her highest round in a major was the 83 she shot in the third round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock in ’07.
Asked what she needed to work on before Friday's round, Wie said: 'Everything.'
Though Wie hit just four fairways and only six greens in regulation, she said her putting is what most threw her off. She took 34 putts.
“It was just the putting that got me,” she said.
Wie three putted her first hole from 18 feet. It was one of four three-putts on her front nine.