Annika Sorenstam rocks at the ESPY awards and the Evian Masters
Hey look, Annika won another trophy!
She picked up her seventh ESPY award last week when she won Best Female Athlete, beating tennis ace Maria Sharapova, basketball star Seimone Augustus, and swimmer Natalie Coughlin. Considering those awards are decided by popular vote, could this mean women?s golf is becoming more popular?
Sorenstam then hopped a plane for Evian-Les-Bains, France, to play in the Evian Masters. All that glamour and excitement might have cost her?she shot even par in the first round to end T23. But Annika being Annika, she cleaned up her own mess today with a six-under 66 to go into the weekend just two strokes behind co-leaders Paula Creamer and Christina Kim.
No, the Evian Masters isn?t the women?s Masters with a sponsor?s name tacked on–it?s not a major. But it does offer the second-biggest purse of the LPGA schedule, a fat $2.5 million, so don?t pooh-pooh it. Minor league or not, that’s worth playing for. Yeah, I’m talking to you, Rebel.
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