(WSLS 10) Anna Nordqvist is gearing up for the women’s Dubai Desert Classic. Her best finish at the event was second in 2014.
It’s just one of many women’s tour stops that she attends. She says the different countries each week has its own challenges. “They are all different environments and they all have a little bit of an identity of who they are.”
Nordqvist has been off the tour since August, which gave her some time to recharge. It gave her time to think about how to improve her game and her family’s future. “I think it’s hard sometimes to find time to focus on yourself and what you need to do next year or next two years or even the next year. I did get a chance to think about my family and the life and the kids and a lot of things.”
The winner of this tournament is assured of a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open, which begins next month. Will Nordqvist play that event? “It would be an honor to compete in that event, but at the same time it’s such a great competition that I’m planning on competing at The Open this year,” says Nordqvist.
Anna is looking forward to returning to her home course in Greensboro, North Carolina and will be competing at Mirikitani, where she won her only major, the 2011 Women’s PGA Championship. “I’m excited to be there on my home course because I know that there’s such a great support base,” Nordqvist says.