Annika is probably, by most accounts the greatest women’s golfer in history. Currently she is toe-toe for #1 ranked player in the world with Lorena Ochoa, who after her career is over may just supplant Annika for that title.
Annika, however, has done amazing things and been a great role model for young girls. She drives the ball so straight with such a consistent swing — and hits it a long ways on top of that — and is something that anyone who wants a consistent golf swing should try to follow. And then, to top it all off, her short game is pretty darn good as well.
She took risks, playing in the 2003 Colonial on the PGA Tour, against the men, and handled all the attention with grace and humbleness. She has also won 10 major championships — a number any golfer would take in a heartbeat.
Now she’ll go on to work with her academy, foundation, and all her other adventures. And she’ll have more time to chill with Tiger. That friendship goes beyond golf, and epitomizes what Annika hopes to do in the coming years: help everyone, beyond golf.