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    Annika Sorenstam at PGA Colonial

    She is -1 through 12 and playing great.
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    I'm not a huge golf fan but my family is. So, I'm caught up in their discussion on why she should or shouldn't be in the PGA.

    IMO, I thought she's doing mighty fine and I'm so proud for her!

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    The thing is, she is playing so well today, that if some of her birdie putts had dropped earlier, she would be leading the tournament.

    A long ways to go, but considering the pressure, I am extremely impressed.
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    I know. She is impressive, competing with all these guys.

    Keeping track of her progress and silently rooting for her!

    People's ranting and raving about how she should not be allowed to play with the men. *Blah.
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    Made it through the hard part of the course at even par. Still missing a lot of birdie putts though. Male or female, that will comeback to haunt her before the end of the week.
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    Go Annika

    I don't give a hoot about golf, but I'm always glad to see women who kick down the gender barriers succeed.
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    Finished the round at +1. She left a lot of strokes on the green, but managed the course quite effectively.

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    * - Started on the 10th hole.

    Hole 10: 404 yards, par-4
    Sorenstam's opening tee shot (the first shot hit by a woman on the PGA Tour in 58 years) went straight and true, 243 yards down the middle of the fairway. Her second shot (9-iron) found the center of the green, about 14 feet from the hole. The birdie putt came up short, but she nailed the second putt for PAR.

    Hole 11: 609 yards, par-5
    Another straight tee shot, right down the middle of the fairway (258 yards). Using a fairway wood on her second shot, she layed up about 130 yards short of the hole. Her third shot, a short iron, landed about 15 feet from the hole. Her first putt (fourth shot) came up short, but she drained her second one for a second straight PAR.

    Hole 12: 433 yards, par-4
    She was in the fairway again off the tee, about 260 yards. Her second shot came up just short of the green. For the third straight hole, she left her first putt (third shot) short of the cup. She hit her second putt for a third straight PAR.

    Hole 13: 178 yards, par-3
    Her 6-iron off the tee at first par-3 of the day landed just off the back side of the green, about 15 feet from the hole. She drained the putt from off the green for her first BIRDIE on the PGA Tour.

    Hole 14: 457 yards, par-4
    After hitting the fairway again off the tee (280 yards), her second shot landed a few feet from the cup, but rolled about 28 feet away. Her first putt (third shot) came up a few rolls short and she hit her second one for a PAR.

    Hole 15: 430 yards, par-4
    Her tee shot found the far-right side of the fairway, about 250 yards. Her second shot landed on the green, about 20 feet from the hole. Her first putt (third shot) went just past the hole, and she hit her second one for PAR.

    Hole 16: 188 yards, par-3
    Her tee shot hit the rough just beyond a bunker to the right, then took a kick to the left and settled 6 feet from the hole. She just missed the short birdie putt to the right, and settled for PAR.

    Hole 17: 383 yards, par-4
    She's in the fairway again off the tee, about 215 yards. Her approach from 160 yards hit the green, but was more than 30 feet from the hole. Her long birdie putt just missed, and she made another PAR.

    Hole 18: 427 yards, par-4
    Make it 7-for-7 for Sorenstam in fairways hit on her first nine. She got another good bounce on her 205-yard approach shot, which bounced out of the right rough onto the green. Her birdie putt rolled just to the left of the hole, and she sank the comebacker for PAR.

    Hole 1: 565 yards, par-5
    This was her second, and final, par-5 of the day. She found the fairway again off the tee (266 yards), and layed up with her second shot. Her third stroke landed on the green, about 15 feet behind the hole. Her birdie putt rolled just past the cup, and she hit the second putt for another PAR.


    Hole 2: 400 yards, par-4
    Hit her ninth straight fairway (217 yards) to start things off on this dogleg. Her second shot found the green, about 40 feet from the cup. Her birdie putt sailed 6 feet past the hole. She hit the comebacker for PAR.

    Hole 3: 476 yards, par-4
    On the first hole of the "Horrible Horseshoe" -- the hardest three-hole stretch on the course -- Sorenstam hit another fairway off the tee. Her approach shot from about 210 yards found the green -- 12 feet from the hole. Her birdie putt was short, and she sank her second putt for PAR.

    Hole 4: 246 yards, par-3
    Using a fairway wood off the tee, Sorenstam reached the front of the green at Colonial's longest par-3. Her birdie putt came up short, but she sank the next to make her ninth straight PAR.


    Hole 5: 470 yards, par-4
    Sorenstam missed her first fairway of the round, hitting her tee shot into the left rough on this dogleg-right. She hit a great approach shot from around 200 yards, running a 4-iron up onto the green. Her long birdie putt came up short, and her par putt from about 6 feet just missed. The result was her first BOGEY of the round.

    Hole 6: 393 yards, par-4
    After her first bogey, Sorenstam went back to work, hitting another fairway off the tee. Her approach shot settled on the green pin-high about 20 feet from the cup. She ran her birdie attempt about 5 feet past the hole, but sank the next (hitting the left edge) for PAR.

    Hole 7: 427 yards, par-4
    She took driver out on this par-4, nailing her tee shot down the middle of the fairway about 255 yards. Her 170-yard approach shot found the front of the green. Her birdie putt from around 25 feet fell a few rolls short of the cup, and she hit the tap-in for PAR.

    Hole 8: 192 yards, par-3
    Hitting a 6-iron off the tee, she found the fringe on the front of the green. Her birdie putt looked tentative, and settled a few feet from the hole. She hit the next putt for PAR.

    Hole 9: 402 yards, par-4
    Sorenstam was in the fairway off the tee again. For her round, she hit 13 of 14 fairways. With mud on her ball, she hit her approach from 167 yards just off the back of the green. The mud was still on her ball for her third shot, a putt that went well beyond the cup. She missed the 7-foot comebacker and made her second BOGEY.
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    Good for her!

    She's a cute girl, and everytime I see her speak I think she seems remarkably sincere.
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    I've been following the play by play from here at work. I'm IMPRESSED and pleased. I come from a golf family and though I love playing, I truly do suck at it.

    My uncle's a head teaching pro in CA...even he's given up on me I think.

    Anyway, this has been exciting to track--I'll look forward to more this weekend.

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    Considering all the pressure that she played under today, +1 is a fantastic score!
    She has the burden of two tours on her shoulders for at least 2 rounds of golf- if she falls on her face and finishes DAL (dead ass last) then she makes a mockery out of her LPGA tour and the quality of golfers on that tour. i think a respectable +3 area finish would lend a ton of credence to the LPGA tour and maybe jump start interest in that circuit.

    BTW- i played college golf and my coach was a former member of the LPGA tour- she was an amazing golfer and taught our entire men's team a thing or ten about course management- not long off the tee but dead accurate from 170y in!!
    Anyway- a middle of the pack finish for AS would be amazing for both the PGA and LPGA tours...

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