Annika Sorenstam "skins" Lorena Ochoa in Mexico then guests on The Tonight Show
Annika Sorenstam had little interest in entering this week’s Corona Morelia Championship. She already proved convincingly that she can crush the LPGA’s ADT money leader Lorena Ochoa and she’s too busy preparing for her guest appearance on NBC television’s “The Tonight Show".
Just two weeks ago, Sorenstam put on a golf “clinic", a friendly skins game, in which she thrashed Lorena Ochoa eleven skins to seven, causing the Mexican sensation to quickly ask for a rematch. Annika agreed. Why not? She’s already up one match!
Now that Ochoa has had time to “ponder” her loss to Sorenstam, she has to take on ladies who are hungry for a win. Fellow Arizona Wildcat Natalie Gulbis hasn’t had a victory yet on the LPGA tour and this season is quickly coming to a close. The two are paired with 2005 event winner Carin Koch in Lorena’s home country where fans are screaming for her success.
Let’s not forget that Morgan Pressel is also in the field, finishing third in last weeks Longs Drugs Challenge and believing she has the “stuff” necessary to win.
Does Ochoa have a short memory or will she lose this event for the fourth consecutive year? “I have a very positive attitude and a winner’s mentality” claims Mexico’s homegrown LPGA superstar. “Obviously the local player feels a little more pressure, but I’ll gladly take it.”
No television coverage is given to Lorena Ochoa and the LPGA ladies this week.
Annika Sorenstam, however, will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 9th and will then defend her trophy against a limited field at the Samsung World Championship in which Michelle Wie once again has the opportunity to prove herself worthy of yet another exemption.
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Julieta Granada is the real surprise.
Natalie Gulbis was disqualified because she didn't sign her scorecard.
Her score of 77 was less than remarkable however she stayed around
and signed autographs for the crowd.
or having equally good years. They are tied in rookie points at T4. Julietta
has won more money than Mogan--and in earnings per event it is a
virtual tie. About $20,060 for Morgan and about $20.040 for Julieta.
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