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Wie Sorenstam to Return at Annikas Event

GOLF CHANNEL has confirmed, through sources close to Michelle Wie, that the Hawaiian teenager will now play in next weeks Ginn Tribute Hosted By Annika.
And she'll be joined by the tournament host.
Annika Sorenstam will compete in the inaugural Ginn Tribute. She hasn't played since the Kraft Nabisco Championship due to disk injuries in her neck and back.
Annikas rehabilitation has progressed well and she looks forward to resuming competitive play next week in the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika, said Sorenstams agent, Mark Steinberg of IMG in a press release.
Sorenstam has made only three starts this season. She lost in a playoff in her debut at the MasterCard Classic in Mexico, tied for eighth at the Safeway International and then tied for 30th in the season's first major.
The year's second major, the McDonald's LPGA Championship, is the week after the Ginn Tribute.
Wie has been sidelined with a wrist injury and hasnt played a competitive round of golf in more than four months. She damaged her right wrist playing at the Samsung World Championship last October. Then she hurt her left wrist when she fell, reportedly while jogging, in February.
Her return to the LPGA wont be without a price, however. She will miss her high school graduation ceremony at the Punahou School in Hawaii.
Wie recently told the Honolulu Advertiser that she plans to get around that absence by procuring a life-sized picture of herself, with her hand out, for a friend to carry across the stage so she can receive her diploma.
Wie also told the paper that her time off has given her a welcome break from golf. I got to hang out with my friends a lot more, she said. It was the opposite of before -- I couldnt meet friends for once because they were busy. Im like, Call me, Im free all day. It was refreshing for a change. I had a lot of fun going to movies. I saw 300 like a billion times -- and there were no time restrictions which was really nice.
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