Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AnnikaWatch Update 3

In the wake of the Samsung Championship, it's worth updating my August tally of the results of head-to-head match-ups against Annika Sorenstam in her final season on the LPGA.

More players than before have a winning record against her, but fewer are undefeated:

Se Ri Pak (1-0)
Catriona Matthew (1-0)
Amy Hung (1-0)
Maria Hjorth (1-0-1)
Mi Hyun Kim (1-0-1)
Ya Ni Tseng (4-1)
Juli Inkster (2-1)
Karrie Webb (2-1-1)
Paula Creamer (3-2-1)
Lorena Ochoa (4-3-1)

7 have broken even:

Jeong Jang (2-2-1)
Inbee Park (2-2)
Hee-Won Han (1-1)
Helen Alfredsson (1-1)
Jee Young Lee (1-1)
Minea Blomqvist (1-1)
Lindsey Wright (1-1)
Catrin Nilsmark (1-1)

But mostly playing against her has been an exercise in futility (more so for some than for others):

Morgan Pressel (1-2)
Sun Young Yoo (1-2)
Cristie Kerr (1-3)
Momoko Ueda (1-4-1)
Suzann Pettersen (1-4)
Stacy Prammanasudh (0-1-1)
Lorie Kane (0-1)
Pat Hurst (0-1)
Na Yeon Choi (0-1)
In-Kyung Kim (0-1)
Teresa Lu (0-1)
Kristy McPherson (0-1)
Young Kim (0-1)
Il Mi Chung (0-1)
Gloria Park (0-1)
Jin Joo Hong (0-1)
Nicole Castrale (0-1)
Meaghan Francella (0-1)
Reilley Rankin (0-1)
Alena Sharp (0-1)
Charlotte Mayorkas (0-1)
Erica Blasberg (0-1)
Marisa Baena (0-1)
Michelle Ellis (0-1)
Laura Davies (0-2)
Laura Diaz (0-2)
Christina Kim (0-2)
Ai Miyazato (0-2)
Diana D'Alessio (0-2)
Eva Dahllof (0-2)
Seon Hwa Lee (0-3)
Natalie Gulbis (0-4-1)

So, yes, Paula Creamer is the new world #2 in my book, but Annika has a chance to close out the season with a winning record against everyone she's played with head-to-head. Not too shabby!

1 comment:

Average Golfer said...

Not too shabby indeed. I'm sure it's more difficult than she anticipated to announce a "retirement" early and then play each event with the same mindset you've had for a long time. Seems to me that it would induce a lot of internal pressure knowing that every event was your last crack.