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Wie withdraws from HSBC title defense citing 'nerve entrapment' in hand

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Michelle Wie’s return from injury didn’t last long.

Making just her second start since hand surgery last October, Wie withdrew Thursday during the opening round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Wie was 10 over par through 14 holes before pulling out of her title defense, citing more pain in her hand.

Thursday night, Michelle posted on Twitter that her pain was so bad that she couldn't even lift a club. 



Full-field scores from the HSBC Women’s World Championship


In her Twitter post she wrote “I’m dealing with some nerve entrapment due to tendon inflammation.”

It was another physical setback for the 29-year-old Wie, who has been plagued by injuries for much of her career. She returned to competition last week and tied for 23rd. It was her first event since the KEB Hana Bank Championship in mid-October, a sour end to a year in which she ended a four-year winless drought.