Wie moves on after Annika apology

Wie moves on after Annika apology

Michelle Wie has revealed that Annika Sorenstam has "reached out" to her after some of the Swede's comments were misquoted.

In an interview with Golf Magazine, former world number one Sorenstam is quoted as saying that the 23-year-old Wie is not living up to her early promise.

"What I see now is that the talent that we all thought would be there is not there," she reportedly said.

She added that Wie, who has won two LPGA tournaments but is still searching for success in a major, didn't help her cause by playing in men's events.

"I don't think it helped her career," Sorenstam said. "I think we see some of it today. I think she jumped in way too deep, and I think it had some tough consequences for her."

Asked if Wie could still become the best player in the world, she said: "She has a long way to go, let's put it that way. There was a time when the LPGA really needed her. I thought she had a lot to bring to the table. Now she's one out of many."

Sorenstam, though, has apologised to Wie at the first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills.

"She actually reached out to me last night, said a couple of things got misquoted," Wie said after her first round saw her card a level par on Thursday. "I thought that was really nice of her to reach out to me. She apologised for what she said, and that's that."