American Century Championship
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Q: Tell me about your final round today.
ANNIKA SORENSTAM: It was not as sharp as I would like it to be. I made quite a few mistakes out there. And disappointing, but just had a lot of fun. I wish I could have put a little more pressure on the guys earlier, which I didn’t.
Q: Yesterday you were the last person out here on the range yesterday, the putting green. Did it get the juices going from your playing days?
ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Yeah, it was fun. I loved it. I told Mike, it’s great to be here. You can really feel it. I haven’t really felt what it’s like to be under the gun like this. And it’s fun. I liked it. I wish I would have executed a little better. But awesome week. Fun guys to play with and I a lot of good out of this. It was fun having the family here. I’ll say just here and there, but I’ve got to sharpen up my game. But nice to be in contention.
Q: What are you going to take from here heading into the U.S.A. Senior Open in a couple of weeks?
ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Obviously being in the hunt, feeling the pressure of hitting a particular shot at the right time. I was playing more aggressive than I really would, like in stroke play, I probably wouldn’t play this aggressively. But here it’s all about making birdies. I know what I’ve got to shoot and what points. That’s why I was a little nervous again in the end, but that’s the Tahoe format and that’s what I like. Sometimes I get a little too cautious, and I think that hurts me more than helps me.
Q: Tell me about Tony and Steph Curry, just about their games.
ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Today, Tony’s such a grinding. You can see. He just maybe he didn’t have his A game, but he fought and he made birdies when he needed to.
And Steph, today, wasn’t his best, but he knows how to deliver. He delivered on the last hole. That was fun to see.