Annika Sorenstam: "It’s been 13 years since I’ve played in Sweden!"
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Annika Sorenstam was the protagonist of the 2021 Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika. In Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 10-13, 156 competitors will take to the field on the Vallda Golf and Country Club course: 78 men and 78 women who will compete for a single prize pool of € 1,000,000 and a single trophy.
The ranking will be unique: an innovation that aims at change, a novelty that will guarantee official points as regards the male and female world ranking. But also for the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup. And again: the Race to Dubai and the Race to Costa del Sol, respectively ranked by the Eurotour and the Ladies European Tour.
For the first time in 13 years, Annika Sorenstam, who boasts 89 career victories around the world, including 10 Majors, will come back to play in her country. With her, the other host of the competition is Henrik Stenson, Olympic silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games.
During an inyerview, Annika said: "It’s great to have family here. We haven’t been able to be near each other, but for them to be out here and watch, it’s been 13 years since I’ve played in Sweden, and they want to be part of it.
Especially for the kids to come out here and watch me play. They watch me on the range and the putting green, they know all the time I put in so for them to come out here and watch is very special. My parents are out here. It’s a family affair.
I enjoyed it very, very much. Sometimes it’s not about the score, it’s more about the atmosphere, the people you are with and the surroundings. We could not have asked for a better day."
Golf Premier League has a date: January 2023!
Finally we know when it will start the Golf Premier League. Initially the show would be all male but the Premier Golf League aims to involve the main women's golf tours as well. While the Saudi-backed Super Golf League (SGL) prepares its advance, the Premier Golf League (PGL) is poised to hit the green with Formula 1-like global events that, according to the BBC, should begin in January 2023.
There is talk of 18 tournaments aimed at 48 players. Twelve of these are expected to be played in the United States. Each single race could offer a total prize pool of 20,000,000 dollars of which 4,000,000 will go to the winner with the last classified who would receive 150,000 dollars.
On 8 June the Premier Golf League (PGL) project was formalized and presented, a new international circuit ready to support the traditional PGA and European Tour and reserved for the best golfers in the world. The main supporter of the competition is the World Golf Group Ltd.
investment fund. According to various rumors the season should last eight months and be composed of seventeen tournaments and a final: of the eighteen total appointments, twelve should be held in the United States and the remaining would be split between Europe and Asia.
In each race twelve teams of four players each should compete, engaged in both a team competition, that individual The team final will instead see the teams engaged in a match-play formula tournament and twenty million euros up for grabs for the winners.
The goal of the Premier Golf League is to attract most of the best 50 golfers in the world, currently engaged on the PGA and European Tour and in which, to ensure participation in the following year, they must play a minimum number of tournaments per season.