Annika Sorenstam has signed up for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open this summer season.
Sorenstam, the LPGA Hall of Famer who turned 50 final October, will make her debut within the occasion scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1 at Brooklawn Country Cub in Fairfield, Conn.
A 3-time U.S. Women’s Open champion, Sorenstam has dabbled within the skilled ranks as soon as once more this 12 months after retiring in 2008 to start out a household. She performed as a star within the LPGA’s season-opening Tournament of Champions occasion, then made the reduce in February when the tour held an occasion at her dwelling course in Lake Nona. She has 72 profession LPGA titles.
This can be her first USGA occasion because the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open, when she holed out for eagle on her last gap.
“When I finished that round at Interlachen, I’m not sure I would have expected to compete for another USGA title in the future, but to have this opportunity now, at this stage of life, is incredible,” she stated in an announcement. “USGA championships set themselves apart with world-class venues and world-class fields, and I know the same type of challenge I used to relish at a U.S. Women’s Open awaits at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. I am looking forward to the opportunity to compete, and to do it with my family by my side.”
Sorenstam, who was elected president of the International Golf Federation on the finish of final 12 months, has been eyeing the U.S. Women’s Senior Open for months. The senior main will battle with the lads’s Olympic match in Japan, however the ladies’s occasion is slated to run Aug. 4-7.