Golf: Wie out of Evian Championship

Michelle Wie laughs during practice for The Solheim Cup, Aug 16, 2017.
Michelle Wie laughs during practice for The Solheim Cup, Aug 16, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Michelle Wie withdrew from next week's Evian Championship on Thursday (Sept 7), citing medical advice following surgery to remove her appendix.

The 27-year-old, who has not played since pulling out before the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open on Aug 27, said doctors had advised to her to rest rather than travel to France for the final major of the season.

"Unfortunately, my doctors have advised me to continue resting which means I have to withdraw from @evianchamp next week," the 27-year-old Wie wrote in a post on Instagram.

"It breaks my heart to do so because there is nothing more I want right now than to be able to compete.

"I love the Evian Championship and it holds a special place in my heart. I grew up playing this championship and I can't wait to get back next year. As soon as the docs say I'm fully recovered, I will be back practicing and playing, but for now I'm going to listen to them and lay low."

Wie is chasing her second major win after a triumph in the 2014 US Open. She posted a third place finish at the British Open last month.

In July she withdrew from the second round of the US Women's Open at Trump National Bedminster due to muscle spasms in her neck.