World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam to Speak at 35th Junior PGA Championship

By PGA of America
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The PGA of America and Sycamore Hills Golf Club have announced that World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam will speak to participants competing in the 35th Junior PGA Championship. Annika will address many of the top junior golfers in the country at the Championship Welcome Dinner, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m., at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind. "I am very excited to attend the 35th Junior PGA Championship," said Annika. "Many of those competing this year will help carry this great game in the future and I am looking forward to getting a chance to help them pursue their dreams in both golf and life." Annika, regarded as one the best female golfers of all-time, rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and changed the way women's golf was played, viewed, and covered. During her 15-year career, she amassed 89 worldwide professional victories, including 72 LPGA wins, ten of which are major championships. She stepped-away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 professional golf season. In 2007, Annika created the ANNIKA Foundation as a way to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. The 35th Junior PGA Championship will be contested Aug. 2-5 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. One of golf's major championships for juniors, the Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. The PGA of America founded the Junior PGA Championship 35 years ago to attract the finest junior golfers. Since 1976, more than 300,000 juniors have competed on the PGA Section level, in the PGA Junior Series and in select national tournaments to earn a berth in the Championship.