50-year-old Annika Sorenstam has announced via twitter that she will compete in the Gainbridge LPGA which is taking place February 25-28, 2021, after a 13-year hiatus.
The Hall-of-Famer decided to rejoin the LPGA tour at Gainbridge due to its location more than anything else. Her property overlooks the sixteenth hole of the Robert Von-Hagge design. The Swede has her sights set on a major win during the summer, particularly the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Before taking a break from golf in 2008, Sorenstam had won 90 international tournaments as a professional, marking her career as the most wins ever for a female golfer. She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally. Sorenstam is also the only female golfer to short a 59 in competition.Embed from Getty Images
LPGA 2021 Tour Gets A Boost
Annika Sorenstam’s return to the LPGA means she will be competing against some of the games best young athletes, the kind that were too young to play on the LPGA tour during Sorenstam’s prime, over a decade ago. The match-up will put Sorenstam in the same field as Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Sei Young Kim and In Bee Park. Sorenstam’s age at 50-years-old is reminiscent of Phil Mickelson’s presence on the PGA Tour; Mickelson is 50 years old.
Major LPGA Tournaments in 2021
2021 will see the LPGA major tournament at played at some key golf venues around the world:
- U.S. Women’s Open – June 3-6, San Francisco, CA
- KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 24-27, John’s Creek, GA
- AIG Women’s Open – August 19-22, Carnoustie, Scotland
- The Solheim Cup – September 4-6, Toledo, Ohio