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Annika Sorenstam to Receive PGA First Lady of Golf Award

Annika Sorenstam to Receive PGA First Lady of Golf Award
The PGA of America has announced that Annika Sorenstam is the recipient of the 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf Award.  Making the Swede the first non-American to win the honour since its inception in 1998.
 
PGA of America President Ted Bishop explained, “Annika's impact upon women's golf in the modern era has been remarkable, setting a standard that may never be touched.”   
 
Adding, “Her commitment to fitness and excellence made her a legend on the course, but her legacy in the game also includes a sincere dedication to growing a healthy next generation and inspiring future young women through golf.”
 
The 43-year-old joins past honorees including Nancy Lopez, Renee Powell and Carol Mann.  Sorenstam said it was an honour to be recognised for the important achievements she’s made both on and off the course.
 
“It's gratifying that The PGA of America has taken notice of our programming that offers junior girls the opportunity to play first-class tournaments around the world, while also educating them about the importance of health and wellness,” Sorenstam said.  “I'm flattered to be named the 2013 PGA First Lady of Golf.”

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