Thursday, March 31

Captain Annika

ANNIKA SORENSTAM WAS NAMED CAPTAIN of the 2017 European Solheim Cup team on Wednesday.

"It's an absolute honor to be named the 2017 European Solheim Cup team captain," Sorenstam said. "The Solheim Cup was a very important component of my playing career and I've enjoyed working as a vice captain the past three Cups to prepare for this opportunity.  The event has really grown over the last decade and we look forward to representing Europe in Des Moines, a tremendous golf market."

Sorenstam was a unanimous choice of the selection panel, which included the last three European Solheim Cup captains: Alison Nicholas, Liselotte Neumann and Carin Koch.

Sorenstam, of course, was one of the most dominant players in the history of golf, both men and women. She won 89 tournaments worldwide, including 10 majors. Annika also racked up 24 points in eight Solheim Cup appearances and won a record 22 matches (tied with Laura Davies).

Sorenstam and her European squad will aim for a sixth Solheim Cup victory when the matches are played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in August 2017.

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