Originally written on Arm Chair Golf Blog  |  Last updated 10/26/11
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ANNIKA SORENSTAM HAS BEEN SELECTED as the recipient of the 2012 Bob Jones Award, the USGA announced on Tuesday. The USGA’s highest honor, the award has been presented annually since 1955. Sorenstam, of course, is one of the all-time greats, a member of both the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame. She has served as an ambassador for various golf associations and bodies, including the USGA.Following is a piece I published here not long after Annika retired from golf. The site was the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. *** We all know about the 72 wins, the 10 majors and the $23 million in career earnings, a Hall of Fame career that may or may not be over. It all went exactly as planned by Annika Sorenstam, the undisputed queen of golf. Well, no, actually it didn’t.Presented by equipment sponsor Calloway and looking relaxed in a pink pullover and black slacks, Annika sat on stage today at the PGA Merchandise Show and recounted a career that was filled with surprises ...
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