Golf Talk Live - Annika Sorenstam Transcript Segment 4

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PETER KESSLER

WHY DON'T WE TALK TO ANOTHER YOUNG GIRL 8 YEARS OLD, SHE'S ALMOST 8 ACTUALLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM BOTH OF US NATALYA, YOUR BIRTHDAY'S NEXT WEEK RIGHT?

CALLER-NATALYA

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR ANNIKA?

CALLER-NATALYA

ANNIKA MY NAME IS NATALYA AND I'M 8 YEARS OLD, I WAS JUST WONDERING IF I SHOULD GET A TEACHER OR WAIT UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

DO YOU PLAY GOLF RIGHT NOW? HAVE YOU STARTED

CALLER-NATALYA

YEAH

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

THAT'S GREAT, WELL IF YOU HAVE AN INSTRUCTOR WHERE YOU LIVE OR MAYBE AT THE CLUB WHERE YOU PRACTICE. I THINK IT'S GOOD TO START EARLY BUT DON'T GET TO COMPLICATED IN THE

TECHNIQUES I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT JUST WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS. IF HE COULD TEACH YOU THE RIGHT GRIP AND MAYBE THE SETUP, I THINK THAT'S A GOOD START FOR YOU.

PETER KESSLER

NATALYA ?

CALLER-NATALYA

YEAH

PETER KESSLER

WHOSE YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER?

CALLER-NATALYA

ANNIKA

PETER KESSLER

OH OF COURSE.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL THANK YOU!

PETER KESSLER

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ASK HER ABOUT HER OWN GAME? OR MAYBE YOU COULD ASK HER IF SHE'S GOING TO HAVE SOME BABIES. WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE AN 8TH BIRTHDAY ONE DAY, OR MAYBE NOT. THANKS FOR CALLING NATALYA.

CALLER-NATALYA

YOUR WELCOME

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

BYE, BYE

PETER KESSLER

NOW IN A LITTLE WHILE YOUR HUSBAND'S GOING TO JOIN US. HOW DO YOU DO EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO DO

PROFESSIONALLY AND STILL HAVE A FAMILY AND HAVE KIDS LATER. CAN YOU DO BOTH WHILE YOU PLAY OR ARE YOU GOING TO WAIT?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL I'M JUST HAPPY THAT I FOUND A HUSBAND, NOW THAT'S BEEN HARD.

PETER KESSLER

OH SURE.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

BUT WE'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 2 YEARS AND IT'S BEEN 2 GOOD YEARS. AND YOU KNOW HE'S BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE AND

HE KNOWS WHAT I LIKE TO DO. ACTUALLY WHEN I MET HIM I TOLD HIM THAT GOLF IS NUMBER 1, AND HE SAID, THAT'S FINE AND THEN I KNEW THAT, THAT WAS GOING TO BE THE RIGHT GUY. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO STARTING A FAMILY, WERE NOT READY

AT ALL. WE ENJOY LIFE VERY MUCH RIGHT NOW JUST TRAVELING AROUND AND KIND OF HAVE TIME FOR EACHOTHER BUT ONE TIME MAYBE, IN 5 YEARS OR SO WE'D LIKE TO START A FAMILY BUT THEN I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN TRAVEL. I FIND IT HARD TO TRAVEL THE 2 OF US, WE ARE

LIKE KIDS SOMETIMES, SO WE'LL SEE.

PETER KESSLER

DON'T YOU MARVEL THEN OVER WHAT NANCY LOPEZ IS ABLE TO DO. HAVING A HOUSE FULL OF KIDS, STILL PLAY HER GAME, STILL COMPETE AND STILL WIN AND SEEMINGLY HAVING BALANCE TO GET IT ALL RIGHT.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

I FIND IT, IT'S INCREDIBLE WHAT SHE DOES YOU KNOW LIKE YOU SAID TO PERFORM THE WAY SHE DOES AND HAVE 3 CHILDREN, IT'S SOMETHING I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW. LIKE I SAID, I FIND IT VERY HARD JUST TO PLAY, AND COMPETE AND TRAVEL JUST THE 2 OF US, SO I

REALLY ADMIRE NANCY FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE. IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF HARD WORK, WHO KNOWS WHEN YOUR READY TO HAVE KIDS MAYBE THEN YOUR REALLY

AND WERE NOT THERE YET.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO SEEING YOURSELF ON A STAMP IN SWEDEN THE FIRST TIME.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL I GUESS MY FIRST REACTION, I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED I'M ONLY WORTH 50 CENTS. SO, BUT NO I'M JUST KIDDING IT'S BEEN REALLY NICE, GOLF HAS BEEN REALLY RECOGNIZED, IT'S A BIG AND IMPORTANT SPORT IN SWEDEN.

EVERYBODY USE TO SAY THAT GOLF WASN'T A SPORT SO I THINK THAT WAS

KIND OF THE FIRST STEP OF EXCEPTING US AS GOLFERS SO IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN.

PETER KESSLER

WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION WHEN SOMEBODY ASKED YOU WEREN'T YOU TOO YOUNG AT THE AGE OF 25 TO HAVE WRITTEN YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN SWEDISH.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

YEAH I GOT A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT THAT. BECAUSE NORMALLY YOU DO IT WHEN YOU QUIT PLAYING OR WHEN YOUR DEAD I GUESS BUT

PETER KESSLER

IT'S HARD TO WRITE WHEN YOUR DEAD

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

YEAH MAYBE, BUT YOU KNOW IT WAS KIND OF MORE JUST, IT WASN'T MOSTLY ABOUT ME ACTUALLY IT WAS ABOUT GOLF IN SWEDEN, AND MOSTLY WOMEN'S GOLF AND IT WAS ABOUT ??? IN THERE COACHING THE WOMEN JUST TALKING ABOUT THE FEDERATION THE PROGRAM.

AND SO IT WAS KIND OF NEAT FOR ME TO BE FEATURED MOSTLY IN THAT BOOK SO BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A CONTINUATION A CHAPTER 2, SO WE'LL SEE.

PETER KESSLER

BOBBY JONES WROTE HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY AT THE SAME AGE 25, HE HAD WON A PAIR OF OPEN'S AT THAT POINT AND AN AMATEUR AND THE GREAT STUFF WAS YET TO COME SO, IT'S DOABLE. IT'S JUST THE REST OF US WHO ONLY HAVE 1 PAGE OF STUFF TO WRITE AT THE AGE OF 25. NOW AS WE GO AWAY FOR JUST A

MINUTE WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE EAGLE ON 10 IN THE LAST ROUND OF YOUR SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF THE US WOMEN'S OPEN IN 1996. AND IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT TO TELL US WHEN WE TAKE A LOOK AT PLEASE DO, LET'S SEE IT.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL I'M HITTING A 3 WOOD HERE, I REMEMBER THAT, AND NORMALLY I DON'T LIKE TO HIT 3 WOODS BUT I KNEW THE DISTANCE WAS RIGHT, SO MY CADDIE TOLD ME TO HIT IT, AND I JUST HIT ONE OF THOSE SHOTS THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT

IT THE BEST TIME TO DO IT, SO IT'S FUN TO SEE THAT AGAIN.

PETER KESSLER

WHY DON'T YOU LIKE HITTING A 3 WOOD?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

I DON'T KNOW, IT'S IN MY MIND IT'S MENTAL.
PETER KESSLER

OKAY, AND WHAT ABOUT THIS THING?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

OH THIS PUTT WAS JUST STRAIGHT IN ALL THE WAY. IT FELT LIKE, I WAS IN A ZONE THAT DAY I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN BUT THINGS WERE JUST GOING MY WAY IT WAS.

PETER KESSLER

YEAH THOSE 6 SHOT WINS IN MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS JUST WILL PUT YOU IN THAT ZONE. OR ARE CONFIRMATION THAT YOU ARE THERE . WE WILL RETURN WITH ANNIKA AND HER HUSBAND DAVID ESCH, RIGHT AFTER THIS.

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