Hawaii's Michelle Wie taking a break from golf in 2019
Michelle Wie says she is taking a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy.
Wie, the Punahou graduate, had surgery on her right hand in October and tried to return in February, completing one tournament. She sat out a month and returned to the LPGA Tour's first major and to Ko Olina for the Lotte Championship, both times missing the cut.
After withdrawing from the U.S. Women's Open, the 29-year-old Wie played in the Women's PGA Championship and shot rounds of 84-82.
In an Instagram post Friday, Wie says, "After doing everything I could to play this year, I have made the decision to take the rest of the year off from competitive golf." She says that will be her best chance to "finally get healthy."
Wie competed in only five events this season, making one cut.