Twitter Reacts as ‘GOAT’ Annika Sorenstam Wins First Golf Tournament in 13 Years

Published 08/02/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


If someone tells you that comebacks aren’t real, ignore them. There are plenty of living inspirations who keep proving that hardwork can help you experience miraculous moments. Here’s a prime example of it: 50-year-old Annika Sorenstam just won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open in golf, 13 years after stepping away from the sport. 

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This achievement holds massive gravity. Sorenstam is regarded as one of the most successful female golfers in history. Her accolades speak for themselves, and the Swedish golfer recently competed at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn Country Club, in Fairfield, Connecticut. 

To give you some context, Annika Sorenstam retired from professional golf in 2008. She called the curtain on her career after having won 10 major championships and more than 80 professional wins. 

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Never did anyone think that Sorenstam would win a tournament again, but she did. She came back from a 13-year retirement to win the U.S. Senior Women’s Open 2021! 

Annika Sorenstam had her husband and kids with her during the win 

Family plays a special part in everyone’s life. For Annika Sorenstam, her family was the primary reason behind pushing her to compete in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open 2021. Before taking the decision to return, Sorenstam posed the question to her husband and kids and they were incredibly supportive of her desire. 

“When I turned 50, we had a discussion. I said, ‘Do you want to see Mama play?’ And they said, ‘Yeah, we want to see Mama play,'” Sorenstam mentioned

At the end of the tournament, everything was worth it. All of the hardwork Sorenstam had put in reaped success as she was drenched in champagne post-victory. “I think the joy and the happy tears, the moments, the journey, the shots, the friends, the family, everything has been great,” Sorenstam expressed

Annika Sorenstam wasted no time and went about her mission right from the first round. At the end of the tournament, she was eight strokes ahead of anyone else. This is such a comprehensive victory and a dominant one. 

Twitter went wild after the Swede’s comeback win 

Twitter is a place to share your thoughts and opinion, and naturally, the social media platform went berserk after Annika Sorenstam won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open in Fairfield.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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