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Annika relishes chance to give others advice

Annika Sorenstam
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Annika Sorenstam would never give advice to other players during her prime on the LPGA. Now, she relishes the opportunity to share her knowledge with others who compete regularly on various world tours.

Sorenstam was asked Monday on 'Morning Drive' if she speaks with players often, like she does with Yani Tseng, the No. 1 player in women's golf.

'A few,' Sorenstam said coyly. 'I haven't counted them. When they reach out and ask for help of advice I'm happy to do so. I talk to a couple of the guys too.

'It's a way to stay in touch and obviously I'm flattered when they ask for advice. For me I really enjoy that.'

Sorenstam says she has advised Tseng to just play golf and not focus on the results right now. 

'I see the potential she has and I want her to do well,' she said. 'She's going to have a better week.'

When Se Ri Pak won the 1998 U.S. Women's Open, Sorenstam was front and center and witnessed the influence Pak had on her native Korea. She wonders now if Ai Miyazato, who won the NW Arkansas Championship, will have the same influence on her native Japan.

'She was a star before she came to the LPGA, it just took her awhile to get comfortable here on the LPGA,' Sorenstam said. 'Now she's winning tournaments. Hopefully we'll see the growth again. For other Ai's to come up would be great for the tour.'