Final Nine With Women's Amateur Finalist Azahara Munoz
Stuart Hall sat down with 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur finalist Azahara Munoz asked nine questions questions about her life in and outside the game of golf.
1. Q: Where do you see yourself in the game of golf in five years?
A: “Hopefully playing on the LPGA [Tour]. That’s what I really want.”
2. Q: Still one day to go, but what’s been your favorite story — on or off the course — from this week?
A: “I’m staying with Belen [Mozo] and Carlota [Cignanda, her two Spanish Golf Federation teammates], so we’re always having fun. When we’re in the room, we talk about guys and stuff. Belen talks about one guy and that’s kind of funny.”
3. Q: If you could play with only three clubs in your bag, which three would you use?
A: “My driver, my 7-iron and my putter.”
4. Q: If you could be the Czar of golf, what one rule would you change or implement?
A: “I don’t think I would change anything … well, I like the one about slow play and they should penalize more, but today they were pushing Belen and I so much, that I don’t know if I want it enforced.”
5. Q: What’s one thing about yourself that would make people go “hmm … ?“ or find surprising?
A: “I think at the beginning people look at me and think I’m really all serious. But I’m really not at all.”
6. Q: Do you have an iPod? If so, what one song have you played the most this week?
A: “I do. There is this song called 'Tu Oportunidad' and it means 'your chance.' It’s by a Spanish group. I’ve listened to it a lot.”
7. Q: Is there a favorite quote that you adhere to or what’s the best advice you’ve been given?
A: “Swim fearless.”
8. Q: Should you win on Sunday, you get a two-year exemption into the U.S. Women’s Open. When you hear U.S. Women’s Open, what immediately comes to mind?
A: “I get nervous, intimidated I guess. But it would be a pleasure and an honor.”
9. Q: Do you have a Facebook account and, if so, how many friends do you have?
A: “I do. Oooo, I don’t know how many friends.”
[More than 100?]
“Oh yeah, maybe 1,000, 500, I don’t know. Just a lot.”