World Golf Halls of Fame member Annika Sorenstam will attempt to reclaim the Solheim Cup for Team Europe this week serving in her first stint as Team Captain.
Sorenstam, who has appeared in eight Solheim Cups as a player with a 22-11-4 overall win-loss-draw record, served as an assistant captain in the past three Solheim Cups (2011-15). That stretch included back-to-back wins for the European squad in 2011 and 2013 – the only time Europe has racked up consecutive wins in Solheim Cup history.
Sorenstam said that she’ll approach the week “the way I would approach anything in life” and take her time making sure her decisions as captain are well thought out.
“Certainly I bring experience to the table,” said the 46-year-old, who ranks first on the LPGA’s all-time money list. “I’ve been in every single role. I’ve been a player. I’ve been a vice captain, and now being the captain. So I can relate literally to any situation, at least I feel that way. And I don’t know how the players feel like I am as a captain, but I try to be me, the way I go about things.
“I feel like I have a great leadership team around me that certainly pick up my weaknesses. So I’m here to have fun. You know, I guess you mature, you grow up, you have kids, you realize what’s important in life. And I can look at things a lot differently now.”