Dubai: Michelle Wie is hoping for a better end to her Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after seeing her first two days’ play hampered by food poisoning.
The 23-year-old American invite spent the day before the Ladies European Tour season-ender in hospital as she battled sickness. She endured a four birdie, one double bogey opening round of 70 on Wednesday and followed it up with a 73 on Thursday, rife with three bogeys, a double and four birdies.
At one under-par 143 overall, Wie has now dropped from 27th to 36th in the leader board but vows to continue playing despite still feeling ill.
“It’s frustrating, especially the way it ended,” said Wie, who carded a bogey, double bogey combination on her last two holes of round two. “I just hung in there all day today and it’s a shame the way it ended but I have two more days to go and hopefully I can shoot under par.
“I went to the ER [emergency room] on Monday and we’re thinking I had a bit of food or water poisoning. It’s been a bit of a rough journey to here, I’m now just starting to eat solid food, which is great.”
Wie added: “I felt a lot better out there today so hopefully over the weekend, I can gain a little more strength and show a little more power.
“It makes it very difficult. There was a point yesterday [Wednesday] where I didn’t think I was going to make it. I felt like I was going to faint every time I stood up.
“It’s been a bit rough but I feel a lot better today [Thursday]. There are still remnants of it but like I said, hopefully over the weekend I can get a little bit stronger.”