by REERA YOO
Although Wie withdrew from the first round of the Evian Championship due to an injury, she still took home a new trophy on Sunday, according to Golf Week.
Wie won the inaugural Rolex Annika Major award, which honors the best overall major-championship player of the season. To be eligible award, a player must win at least one of the five majors.
Despite missing the cut at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and skipping the Wegmans LPGA Championship due to a stress fracture in her right finger, Wie topped the list with 84 points, beating Inbee Park by eight points.
“That was one of the biggest goals that I had this year,” Wie said in an interview after winning the inaugural award. “I really wanted to win it. I tried really hard at tall the major. Unfortunately only played a couple, but I worked really hard to get this award.”
Wie said she plans to undergo an MRI on her injured finger upon returning to the U.S. and hopes to return to play at the Reignwood LPGA Class Oc.t 2-5, the first of six stops on the tour’s Asian Swing.