Annika Sorenstam on top at the SBS Open: is everyone else playing for Number Two again?
After firing a second-round 67 at the SBS Open, Annika Sorenstam has a share of the lead, making the leaderboard look a little bit like it did back in the old days.
A herniated disk last season toppled Sorenstam from the number-one spot she’d monopolized for years, limiting her to just 13 events and sending her to an unfamiliar 25th place on the money list.
But now she’s back, ladies and gentlemen, to what appears to be her old form, as the five birdies she made on her last seven holes demonstrate. And while it may be premature to say so, especially with Lorena Ochoa sitting this one out, it looks like the LPGA may have itself a race once again.
What could this mean for Ochoa, who’d happily filled in while Annika was away? How will the new-and-improved Annika match up against the new-and-improved Ochoa? Something tells me now that Lorena’s had a taste of the top spot, she’s not going to hand it back over too easily.
Watch the final round tonight on The Golf Channel, 6:30-9 ET. Yeah, I know–the final round is on a Saturday? It’s the LPGA’s season opener, and it’s only 54 holes. Go figure.
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