I got a late night email from targettom, who watches any and everything involving golf, to let me know that Michelle Wie has apparently suffered another “left side” injury, and it appears to be in the back and left hip area.
It’s been a while since Michelle Wie last won an event (nearly 2.5 years since her 2014 U.S. Open win), and she appears more likely to continue her ride on the injury train than to return to winning form anytime soon.
It’s a maddening thing to watch someone with such obvious and lofty athletic ability (like Tiger Woods in better days) absolutely wrecking their bodies with improper technique, and when targettom sent me the below Instagram clip, I felt a headache coming on.
Probably to the eventual wreck that brings about her retirement and the unthinkable label of “under-achieving” or “disappointing,” this with a major victory on her resume.
Tragically, it’s hubris that is Michelle Wie’s downfall – I can draw a parallel to another superstar’s seeming inability to figure out that what they were doing – wasn’t working… and that would be one Tiger Woods.
Michelle Wie did exactly as expected during the Ricoh British Women’s Open – I had said she’d either MC or WD, and she WD’d on the way to a guaranteed MC, having aggravated her left foot injury by playing hurt.
As I also said before, many athletes finish a game or same-day competition fighting through injuries, but then they go away and get better before competing again.
If you want any proof just how damaging the modern conventional swing can be to the body, you only have to look at far as Michelle Wie, whose physical ailments have been documented here as she breaks down.
And breaking down she is, like a used rental car on a cross-country trip. The thing people don’t seem to have done is ask themselves why everything about Wie-zee is “left…”