EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- Michelle Wie withdrew from the Evian Championship after 13 holes Thursday and left the course with her right hand in a wrap.
Wie had two double-bogeys and was 5 over when she pulled out. The U.S. Women's Open champion was returning after five weeks out and missing four tournaments following a stress reaction in her right index finger.
"I had hoped it was a week later but I just really wanted to come to France. I really love this tournament," said Wie, who wore blue strapping around her hand. "The doctors told me, 'It's all up to you.' But they did tell me if it did hurt, to stop right away because it could get worse.
"I should have stopped earlier but I was having so much fun out there I wanted to keep playing. But it got to the point where it was too painful."
Wie said she believes she should be able to play next month.
The new Rolex Annika Major honors the player with the best overall record in the five majors this season, and Wie leads the Annika standings with 84 points.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.