More than a decade after winning her last tournament on the LPGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam is ready for another start.
The LPGA announced on Twitter that Sorenstam, 50, has signed up to play the Gainbridge Tournament in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 25-28 on the Lake Nona Course.
This will be her first official event since failing to qualify for the weekend rounds of the ADT Championship late in the season at Trump International in 2008, her final season in a career that has led her. to the Hall of Fame after collecting 72 LPGA Tour victories and 10 majors. Her last victory came at the Michelob Ultra Open in 2008, and a month later she announced her retirement.
Sorenstam recently played the PNC Challenge in December with his father, Tom. She then confided that her son started playing and encouraged him to return to the field. She had stated that she was interested in a few senior events, but did not hint at an official LPGA event.
She was among the celebrity pack at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions which opened the season last month.
Sorenstam has remained busy since retiring, with two children at home and a foundation that focuses on junior golf. She was also named president of the International Golf Federation, which oversees the Olympics.
Sorenstam has come under heavy criticism for accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Donald Trump on January 7, in the wake of the deadly riot on Capitol Hill as Congress certified President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Sorenstam and Gary Player accepted Trump’s medals. They were supposed to receive this distinction in March 2020 until postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.