Sorenstam Scores A Huge Hit For Women!
Annika Sorenstam (pictured) was elected president of the International Golf Federation.
The 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former world No. 1, Sorenstam will take up the position on Jan. 1. The Swede was elected during the IGF’s virtual board meeting and her first major task will be to help oversee the federation’s strategic planning for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The 50-year-old Sorenstam was a leading ambassador for golf’s bid to become an Olympic sport at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
“As an international player, having golf back in the Olympics means so much to me and to our sport,” Sorenstam said. “I very much look forward to working with the board, the IOC and the governing bodies of golf in their efforts to continue to grow the game globally.”