Michelle Wie was forced to miss the final round of the Canadian Open to undergo emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
The American, who played on the winning Solheim Cup team last week, was just six shots off the lead after rounds of 71-68-70 in Ottawa.
A statement from her management company IMG read: “Michelle Wie will have surgery to remove her appendix at Ottawa Hospital. Further details on her condition will be provided when available.”
While Wie has struggled with a neck problem this season – she had to withdraw from the US Open – there has also been some very solid play. Her last start brought a tie for third at the Women’s British Open and she went into Canada 14th on the money list.
On the course the US Open champion Sung Hyun Park burst through the field with a seven-under 64 to add a second win this year. She began the day four back but made no mistakes and the leaders Mo Martin and Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark went backwards. Park’s compatriot Mirim Lee edged second ahead of five players in a share for third which included Larsen.