Golf Talk Live - Charlotta Sorenstam Transcript Segment 2

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 30, 2001, 4:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR HOUR, BUT SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUTT IN SO WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND SEE WHAT YOUR BIG SISTER HAS TO SAY HERE IN ORLANDO.

HELLO ANNIKA.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
HELLO

PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
GOOD HOW ARE YOU? HI LOTTA, HI PETER.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
HI ANNIKA

PETER KESSLER
20:SHE'S MAKING A WAVE SHE SAID. THAT'S WHAT THAT WAS.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
OH GREAT. WELL I JUST WANT TO CALL IN AND, AND TELL YOU THAT DAVID AND HENRY, WE GIVE YOU OUR SUPPORT. YOU'RE DOING GREAT. WE WERE GOING TO GIVE YOU A HARD TIME BUT YOU LOOK AWESOME SO WE JUST WANT TO SAY THAT.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, GIVE US THE HARD TIME PART.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
(LAUGHS) YEAH, WE WERE SITTING HERE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO, MAKE HER BLUSH, BUT SHE'S DOING GREAT ON HER OWN.

PETER KESSLER
WELL YOU KNOW, JUST BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED, WE SAT DOWN AND WE WERE TALKING AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE TWO OF YOU HAD PLAYED GOLF TODAY. SHE WASN'T TOO THRILLED WITH HER SCORE FROM THE BACK TEES OF 80 AT
LAKE NONA. WHAT DID YOU SHOOT TODAY?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
OH I, I THOUGHT THAT STAYED AT HOME!

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
SORRY

PETER KESSLER
I BEG YOUR PARDON

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
I THOUGHT THE SCORE STAYED AT HOME.

PETER KESSLER
NOT ANY MORE

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
OH

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
WELL I, I GUESS I WON A FEW SKINS TODAY.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
20:SHE WON A FEW SKINS

PETER KESSLER
OKAY

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
20:WELL ONLY 17.

PETER KESSLER
NOW OBVIOUSLY THE TWO OF YOU ARE GETTING ALONG INCREDIBLY WELL. FAMILY STUFF IS NOT ALWAYS EASIER. IT'S EASIER TO BE NICER TO STRANGERS

SOMETIMES THAN IT IS YOUR OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE BEST THAT YOU TWO HAVE HAD YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN A VERY LONG TIME? ANNIKA, YOU FIRST.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
I THINK SO, BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE GREW UP WE WERE THE BEST OF BUDDIES FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. I MEAN WE DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. AS SOON AS WE STARTED WALKING WE DID EVERYTHING. WE PLAYED TENNIS, WE PLAYED SOCCER, WE DID EVERYTHING, SO, BUT I THINK

NOW IS, YOU KNOW, NOW IS NOT JUST THE SPORT, IT'S MORE THE SOCIAL LIFE. WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS IN COMMON AND YOU KNOW JUST GROWING UP TOGETHER AND HAVING THE SAME GOALS IT'S JUST A LOT OF FUN TO TALK ABOUT IT, SURE.

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS HAS TAKEN, CHARLOTTA, A LOT OF WORK FOR THE TWO OF YOU TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE AND THAT THE PROCESS WAS WORTH IT TO COME TO THIS POINT?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
OH I THINK EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

PETER KESSLER
AND WHAT ABOUT CHARLOTTA

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
I AGREE

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
NO IT'S A LOT OF FUN TO HAVE A SISTER AND DO THE SAME THING AND JUST HAVE PRACTICE ROUNDS TOGETHER OR WHATEVER, DINNERS TOGETHER ON TOUR. WE LIVE THE SAME LIFE AND NOT A LOT OF, MANY SISTERS CAN DO THAT THE WAY WE DO IT.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DID YOU THINK, ANNIKA, WHEN CHARLOTTA BEAT YOU AND CARRIE, THE TWO BEST PLAYERS TO WIN FOR THE FIRST TIME? WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HER, AS A PLAYER DISTINCT FROM THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HER SISTER?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
WELL I JUST REMEMBER PLAYING THAT GOLF COURSE. IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT GOLF COURSE AND THE WAY SHE PLAYED FOR FOUR DAYS, JUST SO SOLID. SHE DIDN'T MAKE ANY MISTAKES AND TO LOOK AT THAT LEADERBOARD AND SEE

NAMES THAT HAVE WON A LOT OF TOURNAMENTS AND NOT, I MEAN IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE IT PHASED HER AT ALL. SHE JUST PLAYED SO SOLID DOWN THE STRETCH AND LIKE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE LAST PUTT, I MEAN SHE MADE IT AND SHE WON IN STYLE. IT WAS GREAT.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOU THINK HER POTENTIAL IS? HOW GREAT DO YOU SUPPOSE SHE CAN BE AS A PLAYER?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
OH I HAVE TO WATCH OUT. I MEAN I KNOW SHE'S KNOCKING ON THE DOOR. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME.

PETER KESSLER
YOU HAVEN'T BEEN PLAYING TOO BADLY YOURSELF, LATELY.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
(LAUGHS) THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR NEXT TOURNAMENT?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
WE'RE GOING TO ATLANTA, BOTH OF US, NEXT WEEK, OR THIS WEEK, ACTUALLY.

PETER KESSLER
NOW DURING YOUR RECENT HAPPY STREAK OF FUN ON THE GOLF COURSE, WERE YOU TWO PARTICULARLY CLOSE IN TALKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS AND IS IT EASY FOR YOU, CHARLOTTA NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHAT ANNIKA'S UP TO, WHEN SHE'S UP TO ANNIKA LIKE THINGS?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH, IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD SHOTS SHE HIT BUT I WAS THERE WHEN SHE SHOT 59 AND IT WAS PRETTY AMAZING. JUST TO WATCH HER DO EVERYTHING RIGHT. NOT MAKE A MISTAKE, AND, WELL SHE MISSED A FAIRWAY BY TWO YARDS I THINK, ONCE, AND THAT'S IT.

PETER KESSLER
THAT'S WHY SHE'S BACK WORKING ON HER GAME.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
ANNIKA, THANKS FOR CHECKING IN TONIGHT. ARE YOU STILL THERE?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
I'M HERE. THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. IT WAS VERY SWEET OF YOU TO CALL.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM, CALLER (FEMALE):
I'LL SEE YOU GUYS LATER.

PETER KESSLER
TAKE CARE.

NOW WHEN SHE LEFT FOR SCHOOL, WAS THAT A SAD TIME FOR YOU BECAUSE THAT WAS A TIME THAT YOU WERE PARTICULARLY CLOSE AS KIDS WEREN'T YOU?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH AND JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER I KIND OF MOVED AWAY FROM HOME TO GO TO SCHOOL. I WAS ABOUT 5

HOURS DRIVE AWAY FROM HOME AND, BUT, YEAH, IT WAS SAD BECAUSE SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME STUDYING. SHE HAD, WENT TO A REALLY TOUGH SCHOOL. HER, THE SUBJECTS SHE CHOSE WAS TOUGH SO SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN HER ROOM. CLOSED THE DOOR AND STUDIED.

PETER KESSLER
DID YOU COMMUNICATE WITH HER A LOT WHEN SHE FIRST WENT AWAY TO SCHOOL AND YOU WERE STILL HOME IN SWEDEN?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH WE DID. WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD TOGETHER WHEN SHE WASN'T STUDYING, SO, THAT'S, AND WE DID A LOT OF PHYSICAL TRAINING TOGETHER. PLAYED VOLLEY BALL AND LOT OF WEIGHT TRAINING.

PETER KESSLER
SO WHEN PEOPLE GET YOUR RELATIONSHIP WRONG THEY, THEY REALLY GET IT WRONG. I MEAN, CLEARLY, JUST BASED ON THE CONVERSATION THAT WE'VE HAD THE LAST 5 OR 6 MINUTES THAT GROWING UP YOU WERE GREAT FRIENDS, YOU WERE TENNIS BUDDIES, YOU

WERE GOLF BUDDIES. I KNOW THAT YOU LIVED IN LONDON FOR A FEW YEARS AND HAD TO HAVE GRAVITATED TOWARDS EACH OTHER AT THAT PARTICULAR POINT, BEING AWAY FROM HOME AND YOU'RE CLOSE AGAIN NOW, SO, IS IT FAIR TO SORT

OF CHARACTERIZE THE RELATIONSHIP AS FAIRLY NORMAL IN THE SENSE THAT THERE WERE UPS AND THERE WERE DOWNS BUT THAT YOU LOVE EACH OTHER AND YOU ARE ENJOYING A PARTICULARLY CLOSE MOMENT IN THAT RELATIONSHIP?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH, IT'S FAIRLY NORMAL. I MEAN, WE DO LOVE EACH OTHER FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS BECAUSE WE'RE SISTERS AND NOT ONLY THAT, I LOVE HER AS A PERSON. SHE'S A GREAT COMPANION JUST

TO BE AROUND TO DO EVERYTHING WITH AND I JUST WISH I COULD SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER BUT WE STILL HAVE OUR LIVES SEPARATE TOO, AND WE LIVE DIFFERENT PLACES, BUT I'M HERE NOW, SO I CAN VISIT HER A LITTLE BIT HERE IN ORLANDO.

PETER KESSLER
IT'S A LOT LESS DIRT FOR THE PRESS TO DIG UP THEN THEY WOULD LIKE.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
IT IS

PETER KESSLER
WHEN WE COME BACK, WELL WHY DON'T WE WANDER OVER TO THE OTHER SET WHEN WE COME BACK, AND LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'RE WORKING ON IN YOUR GOLF SWING.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
OKAY

PETER KESSLER
AND WE'LL DO THAT IN JUST A MOMENT.

(MUSIC)

(BREAK)

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

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Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green


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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


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Vandalism

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Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

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Reportedly fake TIME covers


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Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.