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Golf Talk Live - Charlotta Sorenstam Transcript Segment 6

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PETER KESSLER
WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR SISTER, WHAT'S THE KIND OF QUESTION OR ATTITUDE THAT YOU MOST RESENT WHEN SOMEBODY ASKS YOU?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
OH YOU HIT A BETTER SHOT THAN YOUR SISTER ON THIS HOLE, OR, LIKE, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BEAT YOUR SISTER? THOSE QUESTIONS COME UP VERY OFTEN AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO BEAT HER AND EVERYBODY EVERYDAY

OF THE WEEK, AND, BUT, I'M NOT INTERESTED IN WHERE SHE HITS HER BALL, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE MY BALL ENDED UP.

PETER KESSLER
STRAIGHT AT THE TARGET.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
20:YOU EVER TALK TO JESPER PARNEVIK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAD, WHO OF COURSE IS, I SUPPOSE STILL THE MOST FAMOUS COMEDIAN IN SWEDEN AND HOW HE'S DEALT WITH THAT PARTICULAR PART OF HIS LIFE?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
ACTUALLY I HAVEN'T TALKED TO HIM ABOUT THAT AT ALL. THERE'S JUST SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO COPE WITH. IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL FOR ANYBODY, REALLY. IT'S, FOR ME, IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS AND I HAVE TO ACCEPT IT AND LIVE WITH IT AND JUST NOT THINK OF IT.

PETER KESSLER
YOU STUDIED PSYCHOLOGY WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL. DOES THAT HELP YOU SORT OUT OF ANY OF THIS? IS THERE ANY OF THAT THAT YOU PAID ENOUGH ATTENTION TO AT THE TIME THAT YOU
CAN SAY NOW THAT OH YEAH I MEAN THIS

FALLS UNDER THAT HEADING AND HERE'S WHERE I SHOULD BE RELAXED, OR NOT, ABOUT A PARTICULAR SITUATION WHEN THEY BRING UP YOUR SISTER?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL MAYBE IF I'D PAID MORE ATTENTION IN SCHOOL I WOULD

PETER KESSLER
I HAD THAT FEELING

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH...NO, I JUST, JUST COMMON SENSE. I USE IT, AND TAKE WHAT'S GOOD. THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS TOO THAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US AND JUST TAKE THAT TOWARDS YOUR HEART AND FORGET THE REST.

PETER KESSLER
SO THAT WAS A CLASS THAT YOU WERE ENROLLED IN BUT NEEDED DIRECTIONS TO EVEN FOR THE FINAL EXAM.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WELL THAT'S NOT THE ONLY CLASS, NO.

PETER KESSLER
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT IN TERMS OF GOAL SETTING FOR YOU TO PLAY IN THE SOLHEIM CUP AGAIN IN THE NEXT GO AROUND, NEXT YEAR?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
IT'S IN THE BACK OF MY MIND EVERYDAY BUT IT'S A YEAR AND A HALF TO GO AND I JUST HAVE TO DO MY BEST AND TAKE ONE TOURNAMENT AT A TIME AND HOPEFULLY I'LL EITHER BE ON THE TEAM BY

QUALIFYING ON POINTS OR HOPEFULLY I'LL HAVE PLAYED ENOUGH TO GET VOTED IN AND IT WAS JUST A PLEASURE PLAYING FOR EUROPE THE YEAR I PLAYED AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN AND EXCITEMENT AND

JUST BEING ON THAT FACILITY, MUIRFIELD VILLAGE. IT'S THE BEST GOLF COURSE I'VE EVER BEEN TO AND THE CROWDS WERE AMAZING AND IT'S JUST AN ATMOSPHERE YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF EVERY WEEK.

PETER KESSLER
WERE YOU ANGRY AND DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU DIDN'T GET SELECTED LAST TIME ? IT WOULD HAVE CERTAINLY APPEARED FROM YOUR RECORD THAT YOU WERE A LOCK TO BE PICKED FOR THE TEAM.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH I THINK MY RECORD SAID THAT I SHOULD PLAY BUT THERE WERE SOME OTHER THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN, I EXPLAINED TO WHY I WASN'T IN THE TOURN, UH THE TEAM AND THE, THOSE

ARE VERY ACCEPTABLE THINGS AND I JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT AND GO ON AND I KNOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED NOW FOR ME SO I WON'T HAVE THAT PROBLEM ANYMORE.

PETER KESSLER
HOW REALISTIC DO YOU THINK YOU ARE WITH KNOWING THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON YOUR GAME, TRYING TO GET BETTER BUT DOING IT AT YOUR PACE, NOT AT ANYBODY ELSE'S PACE RELATIVE TO THE

GOALS THAT YOU SET FOR YOURSELF? HOW DO YOU PUT THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING NOW TOGETHER WITH A PLAN FOR WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE THAT WORK TO ACCOMPLISH?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN PACES TO ACHIEVE THINGS AND I THINK THE MORE YOU RUSH IT YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO REACH YOUR GOALS SO JUST TAKE IT AS IT GOES AND JUST TO WORK, EVEN HARDER, IF IT DOESN'T WORK ONE WEEK, JUST START OVER AND DO IT AGAIN AND REMEMBER TO TAKE TIME OFF AS WELL

AND GATHER YOUR THOUGHTS AND GATHER YOUR GAME, NOT JUST TO PLAY, JUST TO PRACTICE SO HARD ON YOUR GAME. JUST HIT BALLS, AS MANY AS YOU CAN. SOMETIMES IT, IT HELPS. IT'S FUN TOO AND HOPEFULLY IF YOU ARE PATIENT ENOUGH RESULTS WILL COME.

PETER KESSLER
DID IT TAKE A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BALANCE THE SCHEDULE OF PLAYING VERSUS NOT PLAYING AND NOT PLAYING EVERY SINGLE WEEK JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH IT'S, IT'S TOUGH TO TAKE WEEK, WEEKS OFF. LAST WEEK I DIDN'T PLAY IN TEXAS AND I WENT TO SCHOOL THERE SO IT WAS REALLY HARD NOT TO PLAY, BUT THE TIMING, WITH MY COACH, HE LIVES IN SWEDEN, AND SO IT'S HARD TO TIME IT AND FOR HIM TO COME OVER AND IT JUST WAS THE GOOD TIME TO TAKE OFF AND IT'S TOUGH.

I WANT TO PLAY EVERY WEEK BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF FUN TO PLAY AND YOU WANT TO BE THERE AT THE ATMOSPHERE. INSIDE THE ROPES AND FEEL THE CROWDS CHEERING OR JUST HIT GOOD SHOTS NOW AND THEN, IT'S, THAT'S WHAT YOU, I PLAY FOR.

PETER KESSLER
THERE'S MORE GOOD PLAYERS PLAYING THE TOUR NOW THEN THERE'S EVER BEEN PLAYING THE TOUR. DO YOU HAVE THAT SENSE OR ARE YOU TOO CLOSE TO IT TO HAVE A GOOD FEEL FOR THE DEPTH OF THE TOUR RELATIVE TO WHAT IT'S HISTORY MIGHT HAVE BEEN?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH I THINK THE TOUR IS REALLY HEALTHY PLAYING WISE. I THINK WE'RE GETTING BETTER EVERY YEAR. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN AROUND TO SEE HOW IT WAS 40 OR 50 YEARS AGO WHEN THEY

STARTED JUST TO SEE HOW THEY PLAYED AND HOW IT WAS. JUST THE TOURNAMENTS, HOW THEY PLAYED AND HOW THEY WERE ORGANIZED AND THE COURSES AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUN TO WATCH.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN LISELOTTE NEUMANN WON THE U.S. OPEN, DID YOU HAVE A REACTION TO THAT? YOU, YOU WERE CLEARLY PLAYING. YOU, TELL US.

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
I REMEMBER IT. I EVEN REMEMBER SHE HAD A LITTLE SCARF ON HER UM, AROUND HER NECK AND MAKING THAT LAST PUTT ON THE HOLE, LAST HOLE AND I THINK EVERY GIRL IN SWEDEN WHO'S PLAYING

GOLF, OR DIDN'T PLAY GOLF WAS JUST AMAZED ON WHAT SHE DID. HERE COMES THIS LITTLE SWEDISH GIRL FROM A LITTLE TOWN IN SWEDEN DOING THIS AMAZING THING AND AT THE SAME TIME THE U.S. OPEN WAS NOT AS BIG AS IT IS OVER HERE BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HAD ANYBODY DO ANYTHING IN THAT TOURNAMENT BEFORE

AND, BUT AFTER THAT THE U.S. OPEN STATUS GREW A LOT AND JUST, IT WAS AMAZING TO SEE HER WIN.

PETER KESSLER
DID THAT HELP YOUR DREAM A LITTLE BIT OR GIVE IT A LITTLE FUEL?

CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
YEAH, MY DREAM AND I THINK A LOT OF OTHER PLAYERS AND THE GIRLS OR BOYS IN SWEDEN GROWING UP, THAT, IF SHE CAN DO IT, WE CAN DO IT TOO.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOU'RE RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH CHARLOTTA AND HERE IS A LITTLE GRAPHIC ABOUT HER AND HER SISTER AND SISTER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

(WRITTEN TEXT)
SORENSTAM SISTERS:
SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS BY ANNIKA AND CHARLOTTA:
ONLY MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY TO:
-WIN THE NCAA WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
- EARN OVER $1 MILLION ON THE LPGA TOUR
- PLAY IN THE SOLHEIM CUP

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