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Hobby Takes Sorenstam Into the Kitchen

ORLANDO, Fla. - Anyone who thinks Annika Sorenstam isn't serious about a second career as a chef should make reservations at the Lake Nona Golf Club restaurant. Chances are, Sorenstam will be involved preparing the meal.
The best female golfer in the world has taken a job in the kitchen at Lake Nona, working eight-hour shifts a couple of days a week.
After winning 13 times around the world, the most by anyone in nearly 40 years, Sorenstam said she was looking into culinary schools. Lake Nona is just a start. Among her duties so far are chopping tomatoes and cucumbers, along with learning the ropes, if not the pot holders.
''Cooking to her is like scuba diving for Tiger,'' said Mark Steinberg at IMG, the agent for Sorenstam and Tiger Woods.
Sorenstam had planned to take nearly three months off after her exhibition in Mexico this week. Instead, she is said to be leaning toward playing in the Women's Skins Game Jan. 25-26 in Hawaii against Karrie Webb, Laura Diaz and Laura Davies.