Annika Sörenstam turns 50 today.
For many fans, those words feel like a blow to the forehead. Fifty? Five-Oh? How can that be? Wasn’t it yesterday that we watched the young Swede shoot 59? And how about those back-to-back U.S. Women’s Opens? Could that possibly have happened before Collin Morikawa and Lydia Ko were born?
Remember Annika’s start at Colonial with the guys? You couldn’t have missed it, assuming you were old enough to be aware of the news. The fact that she is now eligible for AARP membership and a U.S. Senior Women’s Open start seems impossible.
The good news is, she’s never ventured far from the game. In addition to being at most majors contested in years other than 2020, Sörenstam can always be found at the Annika Invitational junior series, the best collection of girls’ golf events in the world, and the Annika Intercollegiate, which has vaulted up the ranks in women’s college golf. And that’s before her promotion of the Rolex Annika Major Championship Award, given to a major winner who played well in at least…
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