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Against a player like Singh, she'll be giving up 20 to 25 yds. on each drive, leaving her with longer, more difficult second shots. On some long par fours, she'll be hitting a harder-to-control 6-iron when Singh will be hitting a wedge. On par fives, she'll be at a particular disadvantage, since the men can reach the green in two. She'll need three. Her goal is to shoot even par and to make the cut, which last year was at three over. "If I don't succeed," she says, "people will say, 'I told you so.' What's changed?"
That sounds a bit disingenuous considering the frenzy she's creating, but Sorenstam is sticking to her Scandinavian stoicism. "I'm very competitive, but at the end, golf is just a game," she says. Oh yeah? Just tell that to the boys. --With reporting by Meredith Lennox/London, Adam Pitluk/Fort Worth and Sonja Steptoe/Los Angeles