Well Forks, we've come to an end of an era... we say goodbye to Annika Sorenstam. She single handedly took Women's Golf and made it recognizabe and exciting!
Aside from the 8 LPGA player of the year titles, the only woman to shoot 59 in a competitive round, being 1 of 6 players to achieve the women's career Grand Slam, and being the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour (2003 Bank of America Colonial), you can't help but feel a simple and genuine connection with her.
On http://www.lpga.com/ they created a "Quick 18 with Annika Sorenstam" interview, and we were there to give our 2 cents!
LPGA: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Annika: People driving slowly in the left lane.
Golf Couture: Me too! How bout just people picking their nose and driving slow? Geez!
LPGA: What is your favorite store to shop in?
Annika: I'm not much for clothes shopping and things of that nature, so I'll say Whole Foods or Fresh Market for groceries.
Golf Couture: Annika darling, we all know that you picked up a better short game in trade for your fashion sense, it is no mystery. I got your back with Whole Foods girlfriend!
LPGA: If you could be on a reality TV show which one would you choose?
Annika: I hope to get on Dancing with the Stars at some point.
Golf Couture: We called it Annika!
LPGA: Name one thing you always keep stocked in your refrigerator?
Annika: Silk. It's Vanilla Soy Milk.
Golf Couture: Water bottles, diet coke, olives, roasted chicken and yogurt:)
Real Deal: We say goodbye, but lets be honest... there is a good chance that she pulls a "Jack Nicklaus" and plays in a few more majors to keep the "hype". It's a solid marketing ploy and so what if she takes a spot from a "strugging and broke touring pro"? People love to see Annika and the event will thrive.
With pending golf course development/construction, an expanding "Annika" clothing line and a golf academy school... hype is mandatory!