CPKC Women's Open

Appendicitis forces American Michelle Wie out of CP Women’s Open in Ottawa

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(Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

OTTAWA – American star Michelle Wie was forced to withdraw from the CP Women’s Open with appendicitis on Sunday.

The 27-year-old was scheduled to have her appendix removed at Ottawa Hospital later Sunday.

Wie’s manager with IMG Golf announced the news in a statement, saying “further details on her condition will be provided when available.”

Wie was tied for 23rd, six strokes behind leaders Mo Martin and Nicole Broch Larsen through three rounds at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

Wie has had seven top-10 finishes so far in 2017. Muscle spasms in her neck forced her to withdraw during the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open last month.