Wie to return for third straight year to Dubai Ladies Masters in December

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Michelle Wie finished second in Dubai in 2009 and fifth last year.
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Michelle Wie will end her 2011 competitive season at Dubai in the final event of the year, said officials at the Ladies European Tour.

Wie will play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters from Dec. 12-17, a $710,129 event hosted by the Emirates Golf Club, they said.

The 21-year-old Wie, who finished runner-up in 2009, came in fifth last year after struggling for most of the tournament with a bad back. The 10th-ranked Wie has had four top-10 finishes this year on the LPGA Tour but has yet to win.

Wie says in a statement her goal was winning in Dubai and that she looked forward to facing tough competition from the European players.