Michelle Wie, who shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the LPGA Championship, has withdrawn with a lingering ankle injury. She issued this statement:
"This tournament, and the support shown from the fans in Houston, meant a lot to me and I wanted to do everything I could to fight through the injury. It bothered me last week in Mexico, but I was able to play through the pain. I realized today that I wouldn't be able to continue to play through it. I want to make sure that I'm being smart with it, so I will return home to have it looked at by my doctors and follow their advice for treatment."
-- John Strege