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Annika Sorenstam - July 9, 2012

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World Golf Hall of Fame Member and 3-time U.S. Women’s Open Champion Annika Sorenstam was at Blackwolf Run as part of Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Women’s Open. She called in from Kohler, Wisconsin where things had calmed significantly since Sunday. Na Yeon Choi had won before on the LPGA Tour but she was incredibly impressive at Blackwolf Run. She has been working with the creators of Vision 54 on everything from her on-course attitude to her posture and the way she played this week is evidence that the lessons are working.

Amy Yang finished solo 2nd and Annika said that she has always felt that she has the potential for greatness on the LPGA Tour. She won on the Ladies European Tour at a very young age and in fact won her event in Europe in 2008. While she has played well in the United States, she has yet to win. It was very challenging for her to be paired with someone who had such a big lead and for her to shoot 71 on Sunday was very impressive. While Yang did not win this week, Annika is confident that she will break through with her first LPGA Tour win soon.

Paula Creamer was the low American as she finished in a tie for 7th but despite the lack of Americans in the top 5, Annika does not see any reason to worry about the state of American golf. There were a number of great American stories over the first two days including Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson but they did not play as well as other top finishers on the weekend.