Out: For 2019, American Michelle Wie, who announced that she will forgo the rest of the LPGA season because of ongoing issues with her injured right wrist. Two weeks ago, Wie shot 84-82 at the Women’s PGA and missed the cut, her third idle weekend (plus one withdrawal) in five starts this season. After her first round at the Women’s PGA, Wie told the media, “I’m not entirely sure how much more I have left in me.” Wie, 29, has won five times on the LPGA, including the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
Invited: Twelve women, to join Muirfield Golf Club, ending the Scottish club’s 275-year male-only tradition, U.K. media reported. Muirfield, in Gullane, was restored to the British Open rotation two years ago, after members voted to open the club to female members. In 2015, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers had rejected the notion of female membership, one year after the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews opened its membership to women. Muirfield has hosted the British Open 16 times, most recently in 2013 when American Phil Mickelson won. The club’s roster of Claret Jug winners is a who’s who of golf, including Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo and Ernie Els. The club did not disclose the identity of the 12 invitees.