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Hand injury forces Wie to skip LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Michelle Wie has a finger injury that will force her to withdraw from the LPGA Championship next week at the Monroe Golf Club and sideline her for three to five weeks.

Wie, 24, has a stress reaction in a bone in her right index finger, IMG Golf, which represents the golfer, announced. "I was looking forward to playing the next three weeks," Wie said. "It's honestly one of my favorite stretches on tour. It's extremely disappointing to miss these events, but I am relieved to have a proper diagnosis."

The U.S. Women's Open champion withdrew from the Meijer LPGA Classic on Thursday early in the first round. Along with missing the fourth of the five majors on tour, Wie is also expected to miss the Canadian Women's Open beginning Aug. 21.

LPGA: Inbee Park shot 3-under 68 to maintain a one-stroke lead (13-under 200) after three rounds of the Meijer LPGA Classic in Belmont, Mich. Mirim Lee (67) is a stroke back, and Suzann Pettersen (69) is two back.

U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR: Kristen Gillman and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson advanced to today's final at Glen Cove, N.Y. Gillman beat Andrea Lee 4 and 3, and Henderson edged Hannah O'Sullivan 1-up in the semifinals.

Hand injury forces Wie to skip LPGA Championship 08/09/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 9, 2014 9:46pm]

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