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Wie considers playing in U.S. Open in December

9Michelle Wie West said she could return to the links for the U.S. Women’s Open in December.

The 30-year-old LPGA star has been sidelined since last June with a wrist injury and is expecting her first child this summer. She married Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West in August.

Wie West told ESPN that the coronavirus-forced postponement of the LPGA major from June to Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston could fit her timetable.

“Logistically, it opened my eyes and I was like, ‘Whoa, like maybe it could happen,'” said Wie West, whose one major title was at the 2014 U.S. Open. “I’m not making a decision right now, but my ears definitely perked up when I heard that the U.S. Open is going to be in December. Suddenly, it’s something that seriously needs to be discussed.”

Wie West has not competed in an LPGA Tour event since missing the cut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June 2019.

She said staying healthy during her pregnancy amid a global health crisis is her No. 1 priority.

“With the state of the world, the pandemic, you just have to take it day by day. It’s not a matter really of just how I feel physically and what not. It’s more for safety and especially knowing that I’m going to have to be traveling with a newborn is scary at this time,” Wie West told ESPN.

“As far as my plan, it’s really going to be trial and error. I’m doing things my own way and not being scared of the questions of what people will say or think. My whole career, I have really tried to forge my own path, and we will see what works best for us as a family.”

–Field Level Media

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