Sorenstam, the top womens golfer in the world, has committed to playing in the next three installments of the ADT Skills Challenge, a series of contests for long drive, bunkers, trouble shots, putting and chipping. This years event will be taped Nov. 15 at Trump International in Palm Beach and aired by NBC in December.
Sorenstam will be the first woman to play in the event.
This is a very exciting opportunity for me, Sorenstam said in a statement. Ive had the chance to meet many individuals at ADT through their sponsorship of the ADT Championship and I look forward to working with them over the next several years.
Retired baseball slugger Mark McGwire won last years skills challenge, beating a roster of pros that included Peter Jacobsen, Paul Azinger, Padraig Harrington, Nick Faldo, and Colin Montgomerie.
Sorenstam, a six-time LPGA player of the year and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, became the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour when she played in the Colonial in May 2003. She missed the 36-hole cut by four strokes and finished tied for 96th, ahead of 11 men.
Shes also a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame and is one of only six women to complete a career Grand Slam. After playing the Colonial, Sorenstam said she wouldnt again play on the PGA Tour, but has competed since against men in Skins games ' beating, among others, Phil Mickelson and Mark OMeara.
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