Woods Sorenstam to Play Skins Game

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Annika Sorenstam and Tiger Woods, golf's top-ranked players, will meet in the Skins Game in November.
 
Sorenstam and Woods will be joined by defending champion Fred Couples and Australia's Adam Scott on Nov. 27-28, at the Trilogy Golf Club in La Quinta, Calif.
 
'I think it will be a fun event. That's the whole idea, to have fun and promote golf,' Woods said Thursday after shooting a 5-under 67 in the first round of the Buick Open. 'Hopefully, I'll get a skin so I don't get shut out.'
 
Last year, Sorenstam earned $225,000 and finished second in the Skins Game to Couples, beating Phil Mickelson and Mark O'Meara. She was the first-day leader after making an eagle at the par-5 9th, holing a 39-yard shot out of the bunker.
 
'She deserves to be in it for what she's done in her career, and the game of golf,' Woods said.
 
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.
 
The Skins Game is sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
 
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