She will be paired with Wie at the Kraft Nabisco Championship this week.(Originally published by the Daily News on Friday, May 23, 2003; written by Mike Lupica) If the woman had putted better, she would have beaten half the men in the field yesterday.And still, when you add it all up, when you look at what she was up against, Annika Sorenstam had the best day of golf any woman has ever had.No one thought she could shoot a score this low with the bar this high.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
However other male professionals disagreed, with Tiger Woods, the world Number One, leading the defence of Sorenstam's participation.When Michelle Wie burst onto the golf scene a decade ago as a 13-year-old phenom, becoming the youngest player to make the cut for an LGPA tournament, expectations for her career were sky high.Wie has yet to win any of the majors, but it seems like the person most offended by any of her failures isn't Wie herself, but LGPA legend Annika Sorenstam. Now she's one out of many." Far from being offended by Sorenstam's comments, Wie said she hasn't read them.Annika Sorenstam shows she can hang with the men She shot the same score yesterday as Lee Janzen, who has won the U. And she would have been right there with the big boys ahead of her on the leader board if she hadn't three-putted twice, including her last hole, and left a lot of makeable birdie putts all over the course. "I thought it would go away after a few holes, but it didn't." It didn't show.The rest of the time she put the ball where she wanted and played like a champion. She didn't show you anything except drives down the middle of the fairway and shots to the middle of most greens, sometimes straight at tough flags, as gutty as a baseball pitcher going for the corners with a full count.