Retired Sorenstam to make LPGA major return

It’s been 14 years since LPGA superstar Annika Sorenstam hung up her clubs to focus on raising a family.

The 51-year-old tested the waters last year when she returned for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open and of course promptly won the title by eight strokes over fellow Swede, Liselotte Neumann.

Annika Sorenstam won the US Senior Women's Open in her championship debut Annika Sorenstam won the US Senior Women’s Open in her championship debut (Credit: USGA)

And now the 72-time LPGA winner has announced she will tee it up alongside a much younger field in this June’s US Women’s Open at Pine Needles in North Carolina, where she won the second of three US Women’s Open titles amongst her 10 major titles.

“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.”

Sorenstam has also announced she will make her debut in the Senior LPGA Championship in Kansas from July 22-24.