In an interview earlier in the week, Michelle Wie said she was "one step" away from putting her game together. She took exactly that many steps forward this week at the U.S. Women's Open.
Wie shot a final-round 80 at Blackwolf Run on Sunday to finish at 10 over par for the championship in a tie for 35th place.
“It was one of the most frustrating rounds for me,” Wie said. “I just didn’t feel comfortable with my long game.”
The difference between her weekend rounds of 78 and 80 and the Friday 66 that vaulted her into a share of second? Putting. She needed 23 putts on Friday, 10 more on the weekend.
Nevertheless, she walks away feeling a step closer to getting some semblance of her game back.
“Obviously, there were a lot of positives this week that I will take away,” she said. “There are some things I need to work on, but at the same time, this week was a definite confidence boost for me. Being in contention again, it didn't work out for me today, but just being up there, in contention, kind of got my juices flowing and kind of made me want it more.”