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Michelle Wie says she's pumped after watching the Women's World Cup

July 07, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Even athletes get pumped when they watch other athletes. Michelle Wie, who is defending her U.S. Women's Open title this week, says she and a few of her 2015 Solheim Cup teammates traded texts during the Women's World Cup final match on Sunday night.


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"It was pretty amazing," said Wie, 25, during a Tuesday morning press conference. "Scoring two goals in the first 17 minutes, that was incredible. We had a couple of group texts going with our Solheim team...We definitely looked to them for inspiration and motivation. It gave me goose bumps."

Wie, who's been dealing with ankle and hip injuries, has yet to win in 2015. She withdrew from the ShopRite LPGA Classic in May (bursitis in her left hip was the culprit) and has missed two of three cuts since making her return. Wie admitted it's been a "tough year" and that she has been "struggling with a couple of injuries and illnesses," but she says every day "feels better than the day before." And she's feeding off the high energy at Lancaster Country Club.

"I've heard that we've already broken the ticket sales from this year," Wie said. "I was amazed by how many people came out to watch yesterday. It's the most people I've ever seen on a golf course on a Monday of a tournament. It's pretty exciting."