Mike Bianchi: At age 50, Annika Sorenstam is pushing to beat John Smoltz, grow women’s golf

ORLANDO, Fla. — The French poet and novelist Victor Hugo once said, “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” Maybe that’s why Annika Sorenstam has decided to return to competitive golf again this week in Orlando at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Maybe, since she just turned 50, she’s starting to feel young again. “Or maybe it’s just my old-lady, midlife crisis,” the legendary Sorenstam says and laughs during a recent interview. “I’ve dusted off my clubs and have been playing with my 9-year-old son, who has shown a real interest in the game. So that sparked an …

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