Annika's impossible shot raises $100,000

Sorenstam and co shoot at floating target to raise money for charity

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Wed, 30 Jun 2010
Annika's impossible shot raises $100,000

Annika Sorenstam accomplished a seemingly impossible shot, by hitting a small moving target from the roof of a 40-storey building.

The Swedish star was atop the Waterside Plaza in New York City and fired ball after ball into a bullseye floating in the East River.

And judging by the picture on the left, that is not an easy shot to make! 

The 39-year-old was joined by PGA Tour professional Briny Baird and PGA Teaching Pro Don Vickery, the first and only double-amputee Class A member of the PGA of America.

The event was part of restaurant chain PF Chang’s “Chipping for Charity” and the trio helped raise $100,000 to help the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the ANNIKA Foundation.

PF Chang’s will also donate the floating target, valued at $50,000, to the New York Harbor School for future use as a floating dock.

“Annika Sorenstam, Briny Baird and Don Vickery are three of the most inspiring athletes in America,” said Rick Tasman, Chief Operating Officer of PF Chang’s.

“We are proud to honour their dedication to such meaningful causes.”