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LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam Makes a Massive Professional Switch For a Social Cause

Published 03/04/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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The year 2023 has brought many great deals for golfers, especially for the LPGA Tour stars. The Korda sisters registered big sponsors under their name, and the LPGA Tour legend, Annika Sorenstam, collaborated with Cusick Motorsport. But Sorenstam did not stop there, and now she has added a new feather to her cap. Her decal has reached beyond the sport of golf and is currently representing a noble cause across the globe. This latest announcement will thrill you, as it must have thrilled the pro golfer.

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Annika Sorenstam has spread her wings beyond golf

The official Twitter handle of the Golf Channel has posted an update about the female GOAT golfer. Coming Sunday, Sorenstam’s decal will be sported on car number 26 at St. Petersburg. Colton Herta, the driver of the car in question, has agreed to showcase the golfer’s decal on his car while he races and aces. However, the female pro herself shared the news of this collaboration on her Instagram story.


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‘ANNIKA’ is the celebration of the growth and development of women in the sports world. She prompted her followers to “follow along” with the celebration. In the next story, she revealed the news and wrote, “ANNIKA will give the official command as the Grand Marshal of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.” She then expressed her gratitude and revealed why it was an honor for her. The 10 times major championship winner wrote, “We are honored to be a part of Gainbridge’s mission to give women the platform to shine at the first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race of the season.”


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In an interview, the Hall of Fame golfer expressed her happiness and said, “I’m excited to be the grand marshal of the first INDYCAR race of the year in St. Petersburg to help kick off both the racing season and Women’s History Month.” Becoming a grand marshal is a massive achievement for her and all the women she represents. However, entertainer and TV/film actor Trace Adkins will also be part of the Grand Prix. He will sing the National Anthem while two F-16 Fighting Falcons from Homestead Air Reserve Base fly over the track.

Sorenstam is all about the growth of women

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It was not the first time the pro golfer had taken a step for women. In 2007, she started a foundation, ANNIKA. She wanted women to understand the importance of health and nutrition. And recently, she shared her foundation’s achievements. They raised $130,000. This year has brought some significant developments with it. However, it is just the beginning; more great things must be on the way.


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Are you excited to see the female pro golfer representing women in sports as the Grand Marshal?



Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare