Sorenstam to succeed Dawson as IGF president

Dec 3, 2020

  • Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Annika Sorenstam became once elected president of the Global Golf Federation on Thursday, replacing the outgoing Peter Dawson.

Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and real No. 1 from Sweden, will soak up the predicament on Jan. 1. She became once elected throughout the IGF’s virtual board assembly, and her first main job will likely be to serve oversee the federation’s strategic planning for subsequent year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Sorenstam, 50, became once a leading ambassador for golf’s advise to develop into an Olympic sport at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

“As an global participant, having golf serve within the Olympics skill plenty to me and to our sport,” Sorenstam acknowledged. “I very a lot be taught about ahead to working with the board, the IOC and the governing our bodies of golf in their efforts to proceed to develop the game globally.”

Dawson led the IGF for the ideal 10 years nonetheless decided no longer to scrutinize reelection.

“Our Olympic website has been a solid catalyst for growing cooperation and coordination between the main organizations in golf and has deal strengthened the bonds between the IGF and our Nationwide Federations,” Dawson acknowledged. “My thanks scuttle to so many individuals in golf and within the Olympic family for his or her reinforce over the last 10 years.”

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