In the latest LPGA Twitter Q&A, 72-time LPGA Tour champion and 2003 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Annika Sorenstam discussed the ANNIKA Foundation and its mission, reflected on her historic 59 at Moon Valley Country Club in 2001 and shared more on the importance to her of giving back to the game, among other topics.
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“One of the highlights of my career, luckily I have a few, but that’s one that stands out,” said Sorenstam, referring to her record-setting 59 performance in the 2001 Standard Register PING second round. “I did not have a special warmup, wasn’t striking it further or anything like that. On the contrary, I was actually rushed because I had got stuck in traffic.
“One thing that separates the round from others is I never really thought about my second putt,” added Sorenstam. “I saw the crowd getting a little bigger and it had this weird atmosphere—like everyone was cheering but on their toes at the same time.”
The 10-time major winner also recalled her victory at the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open, what she deemed as the most memorable of her legendary career. It was also her first LPGA Tour title over a 14-year run.