Annika Sorenstam’s major championship schedule is filling up fast. One week after announcing that she’s competing in the 2022 US Women’s Open for the first time since 2008, Sorenstam is committed to making her debut in the Senior LPGA Championship.
After being held at The Dye Course at French Lick (Indiana) Resort from 2017-2019 and again in 2021, the event will be staged at Salina Country Club in Salina, Kansas for the first time this summer.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Kansas for the first time in years to compete in my first Senior LPGA Championship,” said Sorenstam, a 10-time LPGA major champion, in a release. “The LPGA has meant so much to me and my career, so I want to support this event. We appreciate the opportunity to play. ”
Sorenstam finished runner-up to July Inkster at the 2002 US Women’s Open at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, located just 65 miles south of Salina Country Club. Inkster, who last week was named the USGA’s Bob Jones Award winner for 2022will also return to Kansas, where she won the first of her three US Women’s Amateur titles.
Trish Johnson won the latest edition of the Senior LPGA as well as the first. This year’s event will be staged July 22-24. The field of 78 players will be cut to top 45 and ties after 36 holes. Purse and viewing information have yet to be released.
Last year Sorenstam, 51, won her debut at the US Senior Women’s Open, topping the field by eight strokes at Brooklawn Country Club. This year’s Senior Women’s Open will be held Aug. 25-28 at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.