Sorenstams to make history at the Father/Son Challenge

Annika Sorenstam becomes the first female professional to tee it up in the PNC Father/Son Challenge, as she teams up with her father, Tom, this weekend.

Tom Sorenstam got his invitation, such as it was, courtesy of a memo.

Annika Sorenstam’s 78-year-old dad was perusing his daughter’s schedule for the months ahead when he noticed the PNC Father/Son Challenge on the books for December.

“I called her and said, ‘Who’s going to play with you?’ ” the elder Sorenstam quipped. “She says, ‘You, of course.’ ”

The LPGA Hall of Famer leaned back in her chair with an impish smile. “I’ve had a few things on my mind,” she pleaded. “I didn’t mean to not include him.”

To which Tom replied: “You have to tell me before I die.”

Just something to keep in mind when the Father/Son’s newest tandem makes a little history today.

Sorenstam becomes the first female professional to tee it up in the unique event, in which former major champions share the fairways with a family member over two days at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.

Read this story and many others in Saturday’s edition of the Daily Sun.