Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie return to action at Ginn Tribute
Released on = May 31, 2007, 11:47 am
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Sorenstam, Wie return to LPGA action at Ginn Tribute. LPGA News at WorldGolf.com
Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services, Golf Publisher Syndications
It\'s a huge week for the LPGA Tour as both Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie return to professional competition at the inaugural Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika, opening today at RiverTowne Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Both players have been sidelined with injuries. Sorenstam hasn\'t played since pulling out of the Ginn Open in April with a back injury. Wie has been recovering from a wrist injury and hasn\'t competed since missing the cut at the PGA Tour Sony Open in January. The Ginn Tribute extended Wie a sponsor\'s exemption.
Sorenstam and Wie maintain they\'re ready to face tournament play again.
\"As soon as my doctor said I was good to go, I was like, \'I\'m playing the next tournament.\' I couldn\'t wait,\" Wie, who will miss her graduation at Punahou School in Honolulu to play the event, told the media. \"This is it, and I\'m really excited to be here.\"
They\'ll face one of the toughest fields of the year. Forty-nine of the top 50 players are expected to compete for a piece of the $2.6 million purse, the third highest on tour. The winner will walk away with $390,000 and a place in the season-ending ADT Championship, as the Ginn Tribute is one of 10 so-called Winner Events this season.
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May 31, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.