Tuesday, December 18

Is Annika Sorenstam on Her Way Back?

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Annika Sorenstam capped a tough year with a victory this past weekend at the Dubai Ladies Masters, avoiding her first winless season since 1993.

In 2007 Sorenstam lost her world No. 1 ranking to Lorena Ochoa and ruptured a disk in her neck that sidelined her for two months. Now that she’s healthy, Annika has one thing in mind.

“I want to get back to the top and this is definitely extra motivation to work hard and be ready for 2008,” she was quoted as saying by the BBC.

And at her blog, Annika wrote, “It was so great to be in contention again. I had almost forgotten how much I love the feeling of coming down the stretch and battling for the trophy.

“My adrenalin was flowing and I could feel the butterflies in my stomach. I finally got a win and it was a nice way to end the season. I am excited for 2008, because my motivation is back!”

I think it will take every ounce of motivation she has to reclaim the top spot in women’s golf. The competition on the ladies circuit is not backing down. Annika has her work cut out for her.

The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

lancer said...

Nobody's ever said I was smart but the competition on the LPGA Tour is so good right now that I doubt Annika can ever make it back to where she was.

Rahul said...

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