Wie treated for heat exhaustion during pro-am at Evian Masters

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Michelle Wie was said to be fine after suffering in the heat on Wednesday in the French Alps.
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Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | 5:56 p.m.

Michelle Wie suffered heat exhaustion during the pro-am of the Evian Masters on Wednesday but is expected to play in the first round of the tournament.

Wie went to see a doctor after playing in 90-degree temperatures, said an official at the tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

“She didn’t feel faint,” Press Officer Olivia Payerne said. “This is nothing serious. She went to see a doctor and everything is fine. She will start (Thursday) as expected.”

Top-ranked Ai Miyazato of Japan returns to defend the title she won in a playoff against Sophie Gustafson.

Wie tied for 23rd last year.

In 2006, Wie succumbed to heat exhaustion at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., and spent a few hours in a hospital.