Michelle Wie is working on short chip shots now but her dance steps look absolutely perfect!
Michelle Wie fans, rejoice! Wie reports she’s started hitting chip shots and is looking forward to defending her HSBC Women’s World Champions title in late February!
Wie’s 2018 season was plagued by injuries and we haven’t seen her in action since last October, when she briefly returned to competition for the KEB Hana Bank Championship and UL International Crown.
But from the time of her withdrawal from the Women’s British Open last summer until now, Wie has largely been absent from competitive golf.
That doesn’t mean Michelle Wie has been sitting on her sofa eating bonbons and watching game shows! A quick look at her Instagram posts lets me know she’s been dancing her way through her period of rehab!
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There’s literally only a handful of people that I would do this for, and @jeehaeda is one of them. Let’s just say I won’t be doing Dancing with the Stars anytime soon 😂😂 Bridesmaids vs Groomsmen…who do you think did better?! Can’t stop thinking about how magical it was to see my best friend get married this past weekend 😍 miss you already @nickoleelizabethtara @jeehaeda 😭😭
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All of us who’ve gone through the process of rehabbing our golf injuries – knees, shoulders, wrists – all those joints we golfers tend to stress – know exactly how Michelle Wie feels when she reports that not being allowed to hit golf balls is a special kind of torture!
Shortly after my knee replacement, to my son, Wes’s horror, I had him holding my back belt loop so I could practice chipping without toppling over, long before I’d been cleared by the doc to roll a few putts. I know what golf-deprived torture feels like too!
But Wie’s edging back into action. She’s helping Callaway launch their new 2019 gear line and she’s been rolling putts and chipping. Her little half-swing is solid and I really like the way she’s connecting her arms and legs – great distance control on this little shot we all need to master.
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It won’t be long before Wie posts some full swing videos for us!
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