Sorenstam to play in US Women's Open again

Annika Sorenstam hasn't played in a major since 2008 but she looks likely to tee it up in this year's US Women's Open at a course where she landed one of her three victories.

The 51-year-old Swede won the 2021 US Senior Women's Open and she has now filed an entry for Pine Needles in June. Back in 1996 she set a tournament-winning record score at the North Carolina club when she defended her US Open crown, winning by six, and she made it a hat-trick 10 years later.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to play in a US Women's Open again," Sorenstam said. "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."

Sorenstam, who won 72 LPGA titles and 10 majors, hung up her clubs in 2008 at the age of just 38. Then, at the age of 50 and in her first US Senior Women's Open, she won by eight.

“It’s really hard to describe. Everything felt so good, and then obviously you have to go out there and finish it up. And I really felt like I played very, very well. To come in here on Sunday knowing what I had to do and I did it, obviously I'm very happy.”