Here’s how major-winner Anna Nordqvist warms up before a round
You might rush to the tee chomping on a bagel with three minutes to spare and without any time to hit range balls. As for pros? Not so much. Here’s how three-time major champ Anna Nordqvist spent her warmup during a tournament round in May. Take notes, as there’s plenty we can learn from how pros practice.
Anna Nordqvist’s warmup
When: May 12, 2021
Where: LPGA Founders Cup, Clifton, N.J.
12:20 p.m. Arrives on the putting green.
12:25 p.m. Works on start-line drills with a putting mirror, then moves on to longer putts.
12:29 p.m. Heads to driving range. Stops to sign a fan’s hat.
12:31 p.m. Arrives at range, sees a familiar face in the gallery. Stops for a hug and chat.
12:34 p.m. Starts with short pitches; works up to full shots.
12:48 p.m. Heads to short-game area. Chips from different lies.
1:11 p.m. Back to the putting green. Puts on lip balm, chats with her caddie and rolls a few more putts.
1:23 p.m. Heads to 1st tee, greets playing partners and volunteers. Grabs two bananas from the starter’s tent for her bag.
1:32 p.m. Tees up driver, takes a deep breath and rips one down the fairway