Sorenstam fights course design gender wars

Sorenstam fights course design gender wars

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In May 2003, not content with being the best female golfer on the planet, the then 32-year-old Swede risked her reputation to take on the opposite sex at the Colonial Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas — the first woman to compete on the PGA Tour in 58 years.

She missed the cut that week but it remains one of the highlights of her career and arguably did more to catapult her into the public consciousness than any of her 93 career victories.

Fourteen years later, Sorenstam is now retired, but is forging a successful career as a businesswoman and entrepreneur and continues to challenge the status quo in what she’s discovered is the equally male-dominated environment of golf course design.



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