Date: February 16, 2010

Outside the Ropes with Tania Elosegui

In 2009, Tania Elosegui was a par away from her first Women&aposs Australian Open title as she stepped onto the 18th tee at Metropolitan Golf Club. The green conspired against her and she slipped to a double bogey and Laura Davies lifted the trophy. Later in the year Elosegui won the ABN-Amro Ladies Open in Holland before her inaugural Solheim Cup appearance. With last year&aposs excellent display in memory, Elosegui told the what she&aposs like off the course. 1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? To be with my family and closest friends. 2. What is your greatest fear? To feel fear. 3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Being too stubborn sometimes. 4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance. 5. Which living person do you most admire? My mum. 6. What is your greatest extravagance? To have more than 20 pairs of sneakers. 7. What is your current sta te of mind? Complete calmness. 8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Beauty . 9. On what occasion do you lie? To protect someone I love. 10. What do you most dislike about your appearance? Right now my hair because it is too long. 11. Which living person do you most despise? Anyone who shows arrogance. 12. What is the quality you most like in a man? Honesty. 13. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Honesty. 14.Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Joe (Spanish). 15. When and where were you happiest? After my win in Holland and at the first tee on the first day at The Solheim Cup. 16. Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to dance. 17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be less stubborn. 18.What do you consider your greatest achievement? To want to improve every day. 19. Where would you most like to live? San Sebastian; where I am from. 20. What is your most treasured possession? My positive nature. 21. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Unhappiness. 22. What is your favorite occupation? What I do: being a golfer. 23. What is your most marked characteristic? I m a very sporty person. 24. Who are your favorite writers? Ken Follet. 25. Who is your hero of fiction? James Bond. 26. Who are your heroes in real life? Anyone who is fighting against a disease. 27. What are your favorite names? Alex, Shani, Gorka. 28. What is it that you most dislike? Insincerity. 29. What is your greatest regret? Not to have said I love you to people I really appreciated and are not here anymore. 30. How would you like to die? Surrounded by my closest people. 31.What is your motto? Work, work and work having fun.