Annika's Driving Ambition

The Best Female Golfer Will Test Her Game Against Men. Because She Can

When people describe Annika Sorenstam, they say she's consistent, efficient, mechanical, driven. Makes you wonder: Are they talking about the world's No. 1 female golfer or a Volvo? And when you meet her, you also wonder whether this nice grinning woman in the lime-green golf shirt really could be a sporting machine.

Then you see those biceps, and you figure she could tear your arm off and hit a ball 200 yds. with it. "Oh, and robotic," she adds with a smile. "A lot of people say I'm robotic."

A better word may be bionic--women's golf hasn't seen a...

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