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Having played men's hoop, I understand Annika's quest

As the first woman to play professionally with men, I can relate to what Annika Sorenstam is going through.

Updated: May 23, 2003, 12:39 PM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

I can relate to what Annika Sorenstam is going through as a woman playing against men on the PGA Tour. In 1986, I became the first woman to play professionally with men. There are some similarities between Annika's situation and mine, but there are also some key differences.

She already has a pro tour, the LPGA, where she's the best in the world and makes millions of dollars. In '86, I didn't have another option. There was no women's professional league. The Women's American Basketball ...

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