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Practice rounds to start today at the U.S. Women's Open

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 6, 2015 4:23 AM
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Michelle Wie watches her putt on 15 during the second round of the NW Arkansas Championship LPGA golf tournament on June 27, 2015.

(Lancaster) -- Practice rounds are slated to get underway at the U.S. Women's Open Golf Tournament, weather permitting.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the event at the Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster.

Defending champion Michelle Wie played a few practice holes yesterday and has liked what she has seen from the course.

"It's great. It's in great shape. It's a fun track. It's definitely hilly," she says. "It's going to be a tough challenge. The course layout is great and I'm excited for the week."

Wie is trying to recover from a leg injury but says she's confident she can compete.

"I definitely have been holding back a little bit, just because I don't want it to flare up this week," she says. "That's kind of your anchoring leg. I've had to change my swing a little bit, but I'm feeling better and better every day."

The first round is scheduled for Thursday morning and the championship will be decided late Sunday afternoon.

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