Annika Sorenstam has filed an entry as a fully exempt player for the 77th U.S. Women’s Open Championship Presented by ProMedica, which will be contested June 2-5 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.
The three-time champion has competed in 15 U.S. Women’s Opens, most recently at Interlachen Country Club in 2008. She will return to Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, where she successfully defended her 1995 U.S. Women’s Open title with a six-stroke victory in 1996.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play in a U.S. Women’s Open again, especially with it being held at Pine Needles,” said Sorenstam. “I really never thought I would play in another one, but everything just sort of fell into place. Teeing it up in the greatest championship in women’s golf, at a venue that has so many incredible memories for me, and to be able to do so with my family means a lot to us. I’m sure Peggy Kirk Bell [World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Pine Needles owner] is looking down and smiling at how this all came together.”
Special Ticket Package and Annika Sorenstam Bobblehead
For a limited time, fans can purchase two (2) good-any-day Daily Gallery tickets for this year’s U.S. Women’s Open and receive a special edition Annika Sorenstam bobblehead. The $96 special offer ends Monday, Feb. 28. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit uswomensopen.com.