LPGA Tour player Madelene Sagstrom first shared her secret five years ago. For 16 years, she acted like nothing had happened. She immersed herself in golf, creating an identity on the course.
But in March 2016, as she prepared for a Symetra Tour event, Sagstrom couldn't keep it in any longer. She needed to open up about being sexually abused at the age of 7 by an adult male friend in Sweden.
In an LPGA Drive On video feature released Monday, Sagstrom, 28, shared her story of childhood sexual abuse and the healing that took place after she decided to talk about what happened to her.