Legendary golfer Annika Sörenstam had her hands full at the 2022 PGA Show. The 10-time major winner and 72-time LPGA event champion is involved in all sorts of businesses and charitable efforts while continuing to compete in occasional events.
On Thursday, Sörenstam joined CBS Sports HQ (watch in the player above) to discuss her recent qualification for the U.S. Women's Open, the next generation of golfers and where she sees the sport advancing in the future
Sörenstam retired from competitive golf in 2008 after winning 90 international tournaments, the most ever by a female golfer.
With a win at U.S. Senior Women's Open in August and a potential spot waiting for her at the U.S. Women's Open in June, Sörenstam is now considering stepping back in it, though she has not made a decision yet.
Relating a potential return to the U.S. Women's Open to cycling, Sörenstam quipped, "You don't just go back on the bike and do Tour de France."
While the competitive nature of an athlete never goes away, Sörenstam said she is enjoying where she is now in life, playing golf at a more social level and enjoying teaching her children about the game.
She has also been able to dedicate time to young players, making a new goal of hers to help others live out their golf dreams as she was able to live out hers.
During her time off from professional golf, Sörenstam has still stayed active in the golf community, starting the ANNIKA Foundation to provide playing opportunities to young girls, the next generation of golfers.
"Golf is an amazing sport. It's a sport for life and … if I can contribute anything whether it's junior girls or women or whatever I mean, that to me is a thrill. I love the game, even though I'm not playing it, there's still things I can do. So I'm excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for golf," she said.
Sörenstam wants to say "thank you" to the game that gave her so many opportunities and is focused on making sure golf is a better place tomorrow.