Annika SorenstamNow, she has her own LPGA Tour event.
The LPGA and Pelican Ladies Championship announced Tuesday that Sorenstam would host the November tournament in Tampa Bay beginning in 2023. It will be known as The Annika driven By Gainbridge at Pelican.
This tournament is the last event before the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the coast of Naples.
Sorenstam described it an incredible honor . She is the LPGA Tours only official host. Lorena Oboa hosted a tournament in Mexico for nine consecutive years, which ended in 2017.
Officials from the Tournament expect to announce the prize money and other details at the Pelican Women’s Championship, which will be held the week of November 7-13.
Gainbridge was the title sponsor for an LPGA tournament in Florida at beginning of the year. It was held twice in Boca Raton, and again at Lake Nona in Orlando in 2020. Because Sorenstam lives in Lake Nona, she played at the event.