‘Works for Cam Smith’: LPGA Star Anna Nordqvist Creates a Raging Debate With Her Texas Wedge Moment

Published 11/21/2022, 1:00 PM EST

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Anna Nordqvist recently finished in third place in the CME Group Tour Championship. She wrapped up the 2022 season in style, and it was all because of her smart ball-striking techniques. Although she managed to give one of her best performances in the tournament, she used a few unconventional ways. And golf fans gave all kinds of reactions to her playing style.

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Anna Nordqvist displayed amazing striking abilities at the CME Group Tour Championship

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Anna Nordqvist showed beautiful striking skills on the field in her rounds. The golfer shot five-under 67 in the final round and secured third place in the event. The golf star mentioned that speed and patience helped her throughout her game. And along with that, her game also majorly depended on her ball-striking abilities.

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She explained how hard it was for her to stay in the game after having a hard year. “It’s been a really tough year for me, struggled a lot mentally and physically,” she said. “I just hit so many good shots…worked really hard the last two months when I started feeling a little bit betterI know that I’m doing the right thing.” But one thing that everyone was a little confused about was Nordqvist’s decision to use the Texas wedge around the greens.

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Fans react to Anna Nordqvist’s putter decision

The Swedish golfer used her famous Texas Wedge on the 14th hole in the final round, for which many appreciated her. Golf Channel tweeted“Anna Nordqvist plays the Texas wedge to perfection on 14 to reach 12-under and T-3 position.”

However, when she used the same on the 16th hole, it received mixed reactions for it. One netizen wrote“You have to be in a dark place with your short game to pull putter here”.

 

Notably, most fans thought her choice was not wrong at the time. Some compared the situation with Cam Smith back in the day during the Open.

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No matter what the fans think about her decision, what matters is that the player’s decision helped her showcase one of her best performances throughout the season. According to her, this week would help her feel a little better offseason.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.
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