Annika Sorenstam broke down the barriers in 2003 when she challenged the men in THE race, The Colonial in Texas. Now, 17 years later, it's time for another one that have a similar challenge, albeit at a slightly lower level.
On Thursday, taking Her Picture's place in the starting field, when the 101-year-old race, the New Zealand Open for the first time, allow a woman to play against men.
"That Tiger will want to come here to compete in what is traditionally an event for women, add really something to the end of the tournament," says tävlingsdirektören Michael Glading.
Celebrate the anniversary of the
Her Picture, which is in 2018, won the majorn-ANA, the Inspiration, was invited to the event organizer found out that the swede still had a chance to visit it. A year ago she married, and her husband, Daniel, in New Zealand, and the couple returned to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
"the Opportunity to celebrate our first year anniversary, and to combine this with a professional golf tournament, was just too good to miss out on," says Lindberg, who is the 178 at the women's world rankings.
the event will be played at The Hills Golf Club, located in the Town, and contains among other things the player, the swede, Daniel Chopra, and former US Open winner Michael Campbell.
In a statement, "The Listener," she says, the goal is to beat at least one man in the race, something that the betting company Paddypower is not regarded as probable. The odds that she will win is greater than that of any other player, with the 3 000-fold of the money.
" I'm very realistic in my expectations. It's going to be tough to compete against these guys, " says Pernilla Lindberg.< Date Of Update: 26 February 2020, 12:00