Golf Talk Live - Annika Sorenstam Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER

WE HAVE ANOTHER WOMEN ON THE PHONE WHY DON'T WE FIND OUT IF WHEN SHE GROWS UP TO BE AN ADULT THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO BE LIKE ANNIKA. WOULD YOU PATTY?

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

I WOULD LOVE TO BE LIKE ANNIKA SORENSTAM WHEN I GROW UP EVEN THOUGH I'M 42 YEARS OLD AND IN THE HALL OF FAME. ANNIKA AND DAVID HOW ARE YOU DOING?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WHO PATTY IS THIS?

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

PATTY SHEEHAN

DAVID ESCH

PATTY WHO?

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

SOMEONE YOU MAY HAVE NOT HEARD OF BEFORE.

PETER KESSLER

DID YOU GET IN UNDER THE OLD CRITERIA OR THE PROPOSED CRITERIA?

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

OH PETER, I GOT UNDER THE OLD CRITERIA BECAUSE I'M AN OLD WOMEN IN THE HALL OF FAME.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

HOW ARE YOU PATTY?

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

I'M FINE , I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON TYING A COUPLE OF GREAT PLAYERS LAST WEEK, MYSELF AND PAT BRADLEY.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

YEAH YOU DID A GREAT JOB.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

I'LL PUT IT ON MY RESUME' HUH

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

YEAH, IT'S A GREAT WEEK FOR YOU. YOU CAN REMEMBER IT FOREVER.

DAVID ESCH

YOU MADE A GREAT RUN AT IT.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

YEAH ALL EXCEPT THE LAST ROUND. BUT I JUST WANTED TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ANNIKA AND YOU AND DAVID HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP AND OBVIOUSLY HAD IT ALL FIGURED OUT. I WANT TO JUST

SAY THAT THE HALL OF FAME REQUIREMENTS BEING CHANGED IS WHAT I THINK IS A GREAT THING. AND IT'S GOING TO BE REWARDING ALL THE GREAT PLAYERS OF YOUR DAY AND THE DAYS OF FUTURE PLAYERS AND I'M GLAD TO KNOW

THAT YOU WILL BE WORKING YOUR WAY INTO IT SHORTLY, AFTER 10 YEARS . ALSO

I WANT TO JUST ASK YOU DO YOU GUYS HAVE A PICTURE OF YOUR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED LAYOUT, I'M REAL INTERESTED IN SEEING THAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE THAT?

PETER KESSLER

YEAH I WAS GOING TO ASK THAT LATER SO LET'S FIND OUT RIGHT NOW, DID YOU BRING ANY PICTURES?

DAVID ESCH

WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THEM.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN
OH I SEE.

DAVID ESCH

FEBRUARY 10.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

ALL RIGHT LIMITED ADDITION.

PETER KESSLER

I UNDERSTAND YOUR DOING THAT NEXT YEAR.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

ME?

PETER KESSLER

YES

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

YEAH, OH YEAH I'LL BE DEFINITELY DOING THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, PROBABLY THE NUDE PHOTO.

PETER KESSLER

THAT'S WHAT WE HEARD.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

YEAH, RUMOR HAS IT THAT YOUR TAKING OFF 7 WEEKS, IS THAT RIGHT?

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

I'M PLANNING ON IT YES

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

LET'S GO SKIING

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

THAT'S RIGHT!

PETER KESSLER

THAT'S A REAL ROUGH SCHEDULE YOU PLAY THE FIRST WEEK THEN YOU TAKE OFF 7.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

PETER THAT'S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOUR THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.

PETER KESSLER

DOES SHE KNOW THAT IT'S HEALTHY TO OCCASIONALLY NOT WIN A GOLF TOURNAMENT, DO YOU THINK SHE'S FIGURED THAT OUT.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

I THINK SHE'S PROBABLY FIGURED THAT OUT AND SHE'S ALSO FIGURED OUT THAT IT'S VERY HEALTHY TO TAKE TIME AWAY FROM GOLF TO REFRESH YOURSELF, AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND THE PEOPLE THAT IS , PROBABLY THE MOST
IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, SHE'S FIGURED THAT ALL OUT. YOU KNOW SHE

HASN'T FIGURED OUT THAT THE REST OF US HAVING GRAY HAIR HAVE PROBABLY PAVED THE WAY FOR THE REST OF THESE YOUNG KIDS BUT WITH THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST I THINK SHE'S PROBABLY GOING TO GET IT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

PETER KESSLER

PATTY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING IN, PLEASE GIVE OUR REGARDS AND LOVE TO REBECCA.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

OKAY, I JUST WANT HER TO KNOW ALSO THAT IS POSSIBLE TO PLAY GREAT GOLF, EVEN IF YOU HAVE 2 KIDS.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL THANKS PATTY, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE AND I WILL CALL YOU WHEN I GET TO TAHOE AND WE'LL GO AND SKI FOR A LITTLE BIT.

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

BECAUSE I KNOW YOUR REALLY HAVEN'T MOVED TO FLORIDA, YOUR STILL LIVING IN TAHOE BUT WE DON'T WANT TO LET THE REST OF THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

YEAH DON'T TELL THEM

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

OKAY

PETER KESSLER

TAKE CARE PATTY

CALLER- PATTY SHEEHAN

BYE YOU GUYS

DAVID ESCH

TAKE CARE PATTY

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

BYE!
PETER KESSLER

TELL US THE FOLLOW UP STORY TO, THE ONE ANNIKA TOLD US A FEW MINUTES AGO ABOUT HER TELLING YOU THAT WHEN YOU MET THAT GOLF WAS NUMBER 1 AND THAT THE MAN IN HER LIFE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT.

DAVID ESCH

WELL I WAS EMBELLISHING UPON IT DURING THE INTERMISSION JUST SO THAT I'D LET YOU KNOW THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OR THE MOST SPECIAL MOMENT REALLY BETWEEN US, WAS THE

DAY A COUPLE YEARS LATER AFTER WE'D HAD AN ARGUMENT THAT THE DUST WAS KIND OF CLEARING AND SETTLING IN SHE HAD SAID DON'T YOU REALIZE BY NOW THAT GOLF IS NO LONGER NUMBER 1 IN MY LIFE, YOUR NUMBER 1 IN MY LIFE.

AND THAT JUST KIND OF HIT ME YOU KNOW RIGHT HERE. THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED EVEN MORE SO, HOW MUCH I LOVE HER.

PETER KESSLER

AND THAT'S WHEN SHE TOOK, DOTTIE THE ARGUMENT WAS ABOUT HER TAKING DOTTIE PEPPERS PICTURE OFF THE PUNCHING BAG AND PUTTING YOURS ON IT, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN RIGHT? LET'S TALK TO ROB IN FLORIDA, HELLO ROB.

CALLER- ROB IN FLORIDA

HI PETER, HI ANNIKA, HI DAVID THANKS FOR TAKING MY PHONE CALL.
PETER KESSLER

YOUR WELCOME.

CALLER- ROB IN FLORIDA

ANNIKA, A QUESTION REGARDING THE LPGA DROPPING THEIR HALL OF FAME STANDARDS A LITTLE BIT OR MAKING THEM A LITTLE MORE REALISTIC. YOU WERE, PETER WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS A FEW NIGHTS AGO ON THIS SHOW THAT

YOU WEREN'T CRITICAL OF IT, BUT YOU KIND OF ENJOYED THE OLD, THE OLD BAR WHERE IT WAS. BY MAKING A STATEMENT OR ELUDING TO THAT WILL THERE BE YOUNGER PROS AND SOME JOURNEYMEN LPGA PLAYERS WHO WILL THINK, GOSH

WHAT IS SHE SAYING AND DOING THIS IS OUR ONLY REASONABLE CHANCE OF

GETTING IN AND SHE LIKED THE BAR WHERE IT WAS. AND NUMBER 2, WITH THAT AND YOU KNOW, PETER PULLED UP ON EARLIER SOME STATISTICS ABOUT YOUR TOP 10 FINISHES AND YOUR WINS IN THE LAST 4 YEARS, 5 YEARS. DO YOU

WE HERE A LOT OF TIGER, TIGER, TIGER AND HE'S A GREAT YOUNG PLAYER FOR THE TOUR DOES IT, DOES THAT BUG YOU A LITTLE BIT THAT YOU HAVE OUT PERFORMED EVERYONE ON ALL TOURS AND IT'S SOME TIMES SECONDARY TO ALL

THE ACCOLADES THAT GO HAND AND HAND WITH TIGER.

ANNIKA SORENSTAM

WELL LET ME START WITH THE SECOND QUESTION BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONE I REMEMBER. WELL WHEN IT COMES TO TIGER. I MEAN I ADMIRE TIGER WOODS VERY MUCH I THINK HE'S AN INCREDIBLE PLAYER, HE HAS DONE A LOT FOR GOLF

IN GENERAL. YOU KNOW I DON'T MIND AT ALL PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HIM I THINK HE'S FRESH BLOOD, I THINK HE GIVES A LOT TO GOLF AND IT'S JUST WONDERFUL TO SEE. I MEAN I PLAY GOLF BECAUSE I LOVE TO PLAY GOLF AND YOU KNOW THE MEDIA WRITES WHAT THEY WANT TO

WRITE AND I'M JUST LITTLE ME FROM SWEDEN, AND IT MIGHT NOT BE SO EXCITING LIKE TIGER IS SOMETIMES. SO I REALLY DON'T MIND AT ALL I MEAN I LIKE THE NUMBERS TO DO THE TALKING AND
I JUST LIKE TO PERFORM. AND WHEN IT

COMES TO THE FIRST QUESTION, I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE ME WRONG THAT I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT MAYBE CHANGING THE HALL OF FAME RULES, BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THAT THE COMPETITION IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT TODAY THEN IT WAS

A FEW YEARS AGO, YOU KNOW OF COURSE I'D LIKE TO BE IN HALL OF FAME BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE HISTORY BOOKS I LIKE TO MAYBE ACHIEVE IT THE WAY THEY DID IT, IT'S HARD TO LOOK BACK AND SAY WELL THE COMPETITION WAS DIFFERENT THEN IT IS TODAY SO I

KIND OF GO BACK AND FORTH A LITTLE BIT, OF COURSE I WANT TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME, BUT I WANT TO I REALLY WANT TO EARN IT AND THE WAY IT LOOKS TODAY, I MIGHT ACHIEVE IT SOONER THEN

I EVER THOUGHT. SO IT'S JUST HARDER FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND I THINK RIGHT NOW.

PETER KESSLER

I LIKE THAT LITTLE ME FROM SWEDEN, WHICH MAY NOT BE A BAD TITLE FOR THE NEXT BOOK. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK, DON'T GO AWAY.

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