Wie to return at LPGA's Ginn Tribute next month

Updated: April 23, 2007, 4:45 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

Michelle Wie is on her way back to the LPGA circuit.

Michelle Wie
Wie
The 17-year-old plans to play in the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika in Mount Pleasant, S.C., starting May 31.

"Michelle is an incredible talent, and we're excited to add her to an already deep field," tournament director Kevin Krisle said in a news release.

Wie injured her left wrist in February when she fell while running. She did not sustain a break, but the injury was enough to keep her out of the LPGA's first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, won by Morgan Pressel, and the Ginn Open in Orlando, won by Brittany Lincicome.

Wie also turned down a chance to play in the Michelob Open in Virginia in May. If she receives her doctor's clearance, the Ginn Tribute would be the first LPGA event of 2007 for the high school senior from Honolulu.

Prior to the injury, she played in her hometown PGA Tour event, the Sony Open, for the fourth consecutive year. Wie shot 78-76 to miss the cut by 14 strokes, while having her right wrist wrapped due to a previous injury.

The Ginn Tribute will feature all of the top 10 players on the latest money list, plus 22 of the top 25. Annika Sorenstam, the host for the event, is also coming off an injury.

Also given an invitation is MacKinzie Kline, of Encinitas, Calif. Kline is one of the top junior golfers in the country despite playing with a congenital heart defect.

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Eric Adelson was a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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