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Golf Talk Live - Charlotta Sorenstam Transcript Segment 2

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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.

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