Rick talks with Annika Sorenstam leading up to Augusta
From 1993 to 2008, Annika Sörenstam amassed 89 victories worldwide including 72 on the LPGA and 10 Major Championships. And though she doesn’t compete anymore, her roles in the boardroom and mentoring young women across the globe certainly keep her on her toes. Fresh off of the first ever Women’s Amateur at Augusta and just days before the boys tee it up at Augusta, Annika talks with Rick.
This LPGA legend discusses what we can expect from the first major of the year, the opportunity for female amateurs to play on the stage of Augusta, her encouragement of young girls participating in the Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship, and what's next for her. She will also discuss the DICK’S Sporting Goods Golf-a-Thon, taking place at the nation’s largest golf retailer now until April 20.
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In addition to all of her victories, Annika holds a record number of Rolex Player of the Year awards (eight) and Vare Trophies for the lowest season scoring average (six). In 2001, she became the first – and still only – female to break 60 in an official event, earning her the nickname “Ms. 59.” Annika received worldwide media attention in 2003 when she became the first woman since 1945 to play in a PGA TOUR event (The Colonial in Ft. Worth, Texas). She remains the LPGA’s all-time money leader with over $22 million in earnings. After representing Team Europe in eight Solheim Cups as a player and three as a vice-captain, she served as captain in 2017.
Great info and a pleasure to talk with Annika.