By Alex Morgan
Let the players play, let the haters hate, and let karma handle their fate.
The difference between a ‘player’ and a ‘playboy’ is a few million bucks.
Fate shuffles the cards and we play.
You must play boldly to win.
I think I’ve heard somebody say that I was a well-dressed golfer. I guess that has something to do with the fact that a lot of people who play golf don’t dress very well.
I probably have a club in my hands 360 days a year, one way or another, playing with friends or just fiddling around or hitting balls.
My problem happens to be nearsightedness – inability to see distance. And this is pretty tough on a golfer.
My search for ways to improve my touch has never ended. We players tried a lot of different things and compared notes. Little fads would set in.
Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.
Everyone I built a course for thinks they have the best golf course in the world and I’m very pleased and proud of that.
Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.
I wasn’t the most technical player. But I was fast, and if I push the ball past a player, I can get there. Everyone always made fun of me in a good way for that.
I remember every goal I’ve scored!
Whenever people say “women’s soccer,” I want to correct them to say “soccer.” Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.
I never look at the goalkeeper’s eyes.
I could be a model for one night. But I’m also a professional soccer player, and I like to be taken seriously on the field.
One thing I’m proud to do like a girl is to represent my country in the Olympics and at the highest level, at the highest platform that I can.
Sportsmanship is definitely an important thing in all sports. In soccer, we all respect each other on such a high level, between Sweden and Brazil and Japan or whatever team it is.
Soccer is what I grew up doing – it’s my passion, and I’m way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.