Thursday, June 26

2008 U.S. Women’s Open: Annika Sorenstam’s Encore?

WOULD ANYONE BE TERRIBLY UPSET if Annika Sorenstam won her fourth U.S. Women’s Open?

Sorenstam is retiring at the end of the season, and as much as I like Lorena Ochoa -- I think she’s awesome, actually -- I wouldn’t mind another shiny National Open trophy for Annika. The Swedish star has been terrific for women’s golf.

Sorenstam has amassed 72 LPGA Tour victories, including 10 majors. She and Ochoa will have plenty of competition in the championship that started today.

Currently, Annika is one under after six holes. Ochoa has completed her first round with an even-par 73. The clubhouse leader is Ji Young Oh with a 67.

U.S. Women’s Open Facts

Dates: June 26-29, 2008
Purse: $3,100,000
History: The U.S. Women's Open began in 1946 and is the longest-running event on the LPGA Tour.
Format: 72 holes
Course: Interlachen Country Club, Edina, MN
Par: 36-37, 73
Yardage: 6,789
Defending champion: Cristie Kerr

−The Armchair Golfer


Related:

My interview with defending champion Cristie Kerr (last August)

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