The major championship schedule for Annika Sorenstam is quickly filling up. Sorenstam pledged to compete in the Senior LPGA Championship one week after revealing that she will compete in the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open for the first time since 2008.
The event will be conducted for the first time this summer at Salina Country Club in Salina, Kansas, after being held at The Dye Course at French Lick (Indiana) Resort from 2017 to 2019 and again in 2021.
In a release, Sorenstam, a 10-time LPGA major champion, stated, “I’m looking forward to getting back to Kansas for the first time in years to compete in my first Senior LPGA Championship.” “I want to support this event since the LPGA has meant so much to me and my career.” We are grateful for the opportunity to participate.”
At the 2002 U.S. Women’s Open, Sorenstam finished second to Juli Inkster at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, only 65 miles south of Salina Country Club. Inkster, who was named the winner of the USGA’s Bob Jones Award for 2022 last week, will also return to Kansas, where she won the first of her three US Women’s Amateur victories.
Trish Johnson won the Senior LPGA for the second time, as well as the first. The event will take place on July 22-24 this year. After 36 holes, the field of 78 players will be trimmed to the top 45 players and ties. The purse and viewing times have yet to be announced.
Sorenstam, 51, won the U.S. Senior Women’s Open for the first time last year, leading the field by eight shots at Brooklawn Country Club. The Senior Women’s Open will be contested at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio, from August 25 to 28.