It has been 13 years since three-time U.S. Ladies’s Open winner Annika Sorenstam performed a United States Golf Affiliation occasion. However that may change this summer season, as she is scheduled to compete within the U.S. Ladies’s Senior Open Championship July 29 by Aug. 1 at Brooklawn Nation Membership in Fairfield, Connecticut.
The USGA introduced Wednesday that Sorenstam has filed an entry into the match as a completely exempt participant. That is the primary yr Sorenstam is eligible for the occasion, which requires gamers be age 50 or older by the beginning of the championship. Sorenstam turned 50 final October.
Sorenstam, a local of Sweden, received 94 skilled titles total and 72 on the LPGA tour, the place she was participant of the yr eight instances. Sorenstam received 10 majors, together with the 1995, 1996 and 2006 U.S. Ladies’s Open titles. She additionally completed second within the U.S. Ladies’s Open twice.
Her finest years victory-wise on the LPGA Tour had been 2002 (11 wins) and 2005 (10). Sorenstam additionally gained a lot acclaim when she performed in a single occasion on the PGA Tour: the 2003 Financial institution of America Colonial in Fort Price, Texas.
Sorenstam stepped away from aggressive golf after the 2008 season, though she was Solheim Cup captain for Europe in 2017. She stepped again into aggressive play on the LPGA Tour this February on the Gainbridge Basic, performed on her dwelling course in Lake Nona Golf & Nation Membership in Florida. She made the 36-hole minimize.
Her final USGA occasion was the 2008 U.S. Ladies’s Open, through which she completed tied for twenty fourth. She ended that occasion at Interlachen Nation Membership in Minnesota by holing out from 199 yards for an eagle on the 72nd gap.
“After I completed that spherical at Interlachen, I am undecided I might have anticipated to compete for an additional USGA title sooner or later,” mentioned Sorenstam, who has two youngsters with husband Mike McGee. “However to have this chance now, at this stage of life, is unimaginable.
“USGA championships set themselves aside with world-class venues and world-class fields. I do know the identical sort of problem I used to relish at a U.S. Ladies’s Open awaits on the U.S. Senior Ladies’s Open. I’m wanting ahead to the chance to compete, and to do it with my household by my aspect.”