LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam expresses her reservations about Tiger Woods' return to top form
Women's golf legend, Annika Sorenstam is the latest sports personality to come out with a comment on Tiger Woods' deteriorating health and form, and predicted that for Woods, to make it back to his former winning streak, would be a hard nut to crack.
Her statement came out the same day Woods decided to pull out of the US Open on Tuesday. Woods stated that he is finally paying heed to his doctors for the longer benefits and a complete the recovery of his knee and Achilles injury.
“The other players are getting younger and stronger and they’re all competitive,” Sorenstam said. “To play at a high level, you have to be at 100 percent. Tiger has gone through a lot of things the last two years and it doesn’t help with the injury he has right now.”
She was talking at the famous radio show where she dropped in to promote her summer golf package at her Annika Academy at the Reunion Resort.
“It’s going to take a lot of work for him to come back,” she added. “I know he can do it, but his body is going to have to be 100 percent to really perform.”
Sorenstam will also be launching her latest Webcasts where she will interact with her fans across the world. The Hall of Fame golfer will discuss the current topics, tips and about her projects with the audience and the first episode of the webcast is scheduled at Thursday June 9 at 4.00 p.m. EST. The first webcast will shed some light on Sorenstam and her sister Charlotta Sorenstam’s project at Annika Academy. Charlotta is also one of the LPGA winners and is currently the Director Operations of the academy.
Sorenstam is one of the living legends of professional women’s golf and has won no less than 93 professional titles in her 15-year career. Her career titles vary from Ladies European Tour to LPGA, LPGA of Japan Tour as well as the ALPGA Tour. Born in Bro near Stockholm, Sorenstam turned professional in 1992 after spending two years in University of Arizona. She won 72 titles on the LPGA and also bagged ten major events in her career.
The 40-year-old amassed a whopping $22 million during her stellar career, $8 million more than her nearest contender. She led the European team for eight times in the Solheim cup and became the all-time leading points winner. The Swedish golfer also wrote history in 2003 when she participated in men’s PGA Tour event at the Bank of America Colonial, becoming the first woman to do so since 1945.
Sorenstam holds dual nationalities of both US and Sweden and was inducted in Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.