Annika Sorenstam misses a cut: what is the world coming to?
Annika missed her first cut in four years today at the Michelob Ultra Open, after shooting two consecutive 73s to finish +4.
The world’s number-one ranked female hasn?t missed a cut since 2002, at the Weetabix Women?s British Open. That?s 68 consecutive events, people. Her last missed cut before that? 1999.
It wasn?t any single hole that did her in; no doubles or triples we can point to. Instead, it was just unsteady putting that led to nine bogies.
?This year, it?s really not going my way at all, so I?ve got to keep on going, keep on grinding. It?s all I can do,? Sorenstam said. ?You?re not going to hit perfect strokes all the time. You?re not going to make everything all the time.? We know, Annika. But don’t be surprised if we somehow expect perfection of you–you’ve spoiled us.
Sorenstam found herself in good company; she?s joined by her sister Charlotta, as well as Japan?s Ai Miyazato.
The leaderboard, meanwhile, looks like something from the good ole days, with Karrie Webb, defending champ Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, and Juli Inkster filling the top spots.
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Creamer is the best player.
I have a hunch, that unless there is a drastic change in the Wie situation, Annika will retire from professional golf after her commitments are finished for this year.
IMO, Annika, at this point in her career, is not going to be satisfied playing 2nd fiddle to any other female in professional golf.
I also seriously doubt that Michelle Wie has any role whatsoever in Annika's current doldrums. If for no other reason than that they will only play together a limited number of times. The return of Karrie Webb is much more likely to grab Annika's attention.
But I really think Annika has had a little something slip in her physical condition...possibly something as small as needing an eye exam. She's about the age where the blinkers start going on the blink. A new perscription often does wonders for depth perception.
Annika has fought through a bunch of personal issues over the last couple of years and she took out her frustrations on the rest of the LPGA. Look for her to rebound stronger than ever from this unfortunate event. There is no man or woman alive that works harder to perfect their game and she will correct what went wrong.
As for being afraid of Wie, come on! As for being angry that Wie is getting endorsements, maybe she is, so quitting is the answer to that? I am sure that will generate a lot of endorsement opportunities!
Ridiculous. Annika has a bad couple of days, on a course she has always struggled with. She is having a down year, working on some aspects of her swing. I think the sky is still blue and in one piece over her head, though.
perhaps her new love is side tracking her focus. She is too great a talent to think for even a moment that this
minor set back is of any relevance in her quest for 89 wins.
You go girl.