Annika Sorenstam Quotes (169 Quotes)


    They always have a great field in Phoenix. That's what makes it one of the best tournaments on the tour. I have some wonderful memories from playing in Phoenix, and certainly winning the last two at Superstition Mountain are included, so I'm looking forward to coming back.

    This course is long for me to start with, and you put some wind and some firm greens, it made it really tough for me to get it close. It's an honor simply to come here. This is a great experience for me.

    She is one of the pioneers from Sweden, and I think she is not just a great role model for myself but for a lot of youngsters at home. She is a first-class lady, so for me to be here and her as my partner, it is a great honor.


    I walked up to the 14th hole and I said to Terry (McNamara, her caddie), this is one of those putts where I have local knowledge, ... I've been there before. If I would have just seen that putt for the first time, I wouldn't have played as much break.


    I play this game for myself, and I motivate myself and I have my own goals, and I think I know my limits. I know what I want to achieve. There are a lot of young players coming up, and they are very good. But I also love being in the spot that I'm in, so that keeps me motivated.

    I had the chance to do something today that nobody else has done, so of course I felt some pressure all week, ... That is what motivates me. That is why I play this game. To come here and do something like this, it's just very gratifying.


    This is a big week for all of us, and a lot is at stake. I have my goals set way back, and now I'm here and I'm ready to play.

    Obviously I'm very happy with my position. It was good steady golf, hitting a lot of fairways and greens and I'm putting very well.

    I think for the future it's going to give us good measurements on the performance of everybody around the world. It's really tough to compare the money list, especially with the purses being different.

    It's a little bit of a different situation than last year. But having said that, I'm in great shape for tomorrow. I'm happy with the way I'm playing. I'm hitting a lot of fairways and greens, and I'm putting well.

    I met with doctors after returning home to Orlando in September, and they fixed it, even though it took them four sessions. They used a new therapy called 'Body Talk' and told me I probably got the problems in my hip because of the things I've gone through in my personal life. It was a mental thing that made me fragile in a physical way. All was fine after September. I can swing the clubs like I want now.

    In Sweden, I thought the atmosphere was great. Obviously, we had a lot of fans pulling for us,

    I don't want somebody to ask, 'How many tournaments did Annika Sorenstam win I would rather they say she was a great athlete, she loved sportsmanship and she loved what she did. If they know my name, then they will know I played good golf.

    I'm looking forward to returning to Hamilton Farm to try to improve on last year's performance. A match-play event brings great variety to the schedule.

    You look at that fairway and the wind is blowing. You wonder, 'Where can this ball go' I've got to hit it totally straight,

    It was really a key putt for me. I could not have made birdies at a better time.

    I finished with a birdie, so I think I'll leave this place with a smile, ... This was the first time I played here in the morning. The greens were a lot smoother and in great shape. It's too bad I had only four holes (to play Monday).

    I just hope I make my tee time. It seems like there's a lot to do. I have to take out the trash and get the phone and all that, and all of a sudden I have to rush to the course, which is what happened this morning.

    I think what I've got to do is just take one step at a time, one tournament at a time, trying to prepare as much as I can for the majors. I know how to win them. I've just got to be able to do it in one year. So that's my biggest goal this year.

    This is a solid group. There's a lot more younger players coming up, and they've got strong games and they're making a lot of noise.

    I really didn't know what to expect, ... It's tricky on certain holes and the greens have a lot of different pin possibilities. There was wind yesterday, and today there was no wind. I'm sure we can get a lot of different conditions - it was a little cold this morning and warm in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to it.


    Tomorrow's another day and another match, ... I'm in good shape. I have the will and I have the endurance. I just have to play some good golf.

    I'm hitting the ball well enough. I had good opportunities today, but my putter let me down a few times.

    I love the competition and to see all the young players come up. Their games are getting better and I've got to step up, myself, which I think is good for me. I've got to find new ways to practice and new ways to get better.

    (Koda) has such a strong mind. This young lady is just not talented, she has such a good head on her shoulders. There are a lot of thoughts she'll be thinking about. I'm just glad we can make something great out of this. This is her dream. Hopefully she can show off to her mom.

    It makes you hit every shot in the bag. For me, I come in with the mindset that I have to play well.

    Our team is getting better playing well over here. I thought today's singles were very close and it could have gone either way.


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