So says Annika Sorenstam, and she was speaking of the PGA Tour ' not the LPGA. She says she wont consider it a main priority, and she doesnt plan to write PGA Tour stops for an invitation. But if someone should invite her, I would love to have the opportunity and the challenge.
Michelle Wie, a 13-year-old Hawaiian, recently shot a 73 in the Sony Championship qualifier. Susy Whaley is going to play in the Hartford PGA Tour stop after her win in a PGA tourney. Whaley is a teaching pro, not a tour pro. She doesnt expect to do much. Sorenstam, on the other hand, won 13 times around the world last year, 11 on the LPGA Tour. She would expect to be a competitor at least.
I have nothing to lose, she said Wednesday at a media event benefitting her sponsor, Callaway, at Bay Hill Lodge in Orlando. I think it would be a great challenge.
It would take a course that is of moderate distance, of course, not a Bay Hill or some place that is long. And it would require a course with rough. Sorenstam last year was the most accurate player on the LPGA Tour.
You would have to pick the right course and I think I can do well, said Sorenstam. Narrow, of course. Distance isnt that important if its narrow. Id like to see really thick rough that is punishing, even to chip it out.
The course at Hilton Head, Harbour Town, was mentioned as a possibility.
I havent seen the scores, I havent seen the golf course so its tough for me to say, but that would be the type of course where I could really do well, she said.
Sorenstam conceded that she has not had contact with any PGA Tour events. But now you all know that Im interested, and maybe we can sit down and talk about it, said Sorenstam.
I think it is important that it is the right venue, the timing needs to be right. I mean, right now youve got Suzy Whaley ' I dont know if the timing is right.
'On the other hand, Im playing well now, I dont want to wait too long. Well see. I mean, its not on my priority list that I have to do it. But if I get a chance, I would love to do it.