Annika Sörenstam confirms she will tee it up alongside fellow tournament host Henrik Stenson at the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed in June

The Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik and Annika at Vallda Golf & Country Club in Gothenburg from June 10-13, 2021.

The 50-year-old was initially announced as a non-playing host alongside Stenson for the inaugural edition of the event which was scheduled to take place at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm in 2020, however it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coming in June

The Scandinavian Mixed hosted by Henrik and Annika will now take place at Vallda Golf & Country Club in Gothenburg from June 10-13, 2021.

In February, after 13 years away from professional golf, Sörenstam made the cut at her first competitive outing at the Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Florida and will now return to action in Sweden this June following her last appearance on home soil at the 2008 Scandinavian TPC in Stockholm.

Sörenstam's will join the field of 78 men and 78 women of the innovative mixed tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Ladies European Tour.

Annika returns to Sweden

The eight-time Solheim Cup star is excited to be back playing in Sweden:

“I’m excited to tee it up at the Scandinavian Mixed and to be back playing competitively in my home country of Sweden for the first time in 13 years.

"I felt like it was a perfect opportunity to actually play in this historic event bringing women and men together in a combined professional tournament."

A historic week

Stenson, an 11-time European Tour winner, added:

“I’m delighted that Annika, one of the greatest golfers the world has ever seen, will be teeing it up at Vallda this June."

“It’s going to be a great week and I’m sure a real thrill for all of the players in the field to have someone of Annika’s stature playing in the tournament. I can’t wait to see the dynamics of having both men and women going head-to-head for the same trophy and putting it all on the line come Sunday afternoon.

There will be a prize fund of €1,000,000 for the entire field and Official World Ranking points on offer for both Tours, plus Race to Dubai and Ryder Cup points for European Tour members, and Race to Costa del Sol and Solheim Cup points for the Ladies European Tour.

It's set to be an exciting week in more way than one.

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