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Monday, January 27, 2003
2:41 PM

Light posting today, can't help it. Try this on for size at The Golf Channel: Sorenstam Vague About B.C. Open Invitation

Sorenstam Vague About B.C. Open Invitation
By Associated Press - January 27, 2003

WAILEA, Hawaii -- Annika Sorenstam, offered an exemption to compete against the men on the PGA Tour, was vague Sunday when asked if she would play in the B.C. Open.

``I don't know anything about it,'' she said after finishing second in the LPGA Skins Game. ``I told my agent I'm in Hawaii to play the Skins. We can talk about it when I get home.''

The 32-year-old Swede has dominated the LPGA Tour the last two years, setting or tying nearly two dozen records. Her 13 victories worldwide last season were the most in women's golf in nearly 40 years.

Sorenstam said last week in Orlando, Fla., that she would relish the chance to play a PGA Tour event, provided she received a sponsor's exemption and the tournament was held on a course that suited her game.

The B.C. Open, played in Endicott, N.Y., offered her a spot on Friday. The tournament in upstate New York is held in July opposite the British Open and the LPGA's Big Apple Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Sorenstam said she knew nothing about the B.C. Open.

``I don't even know where that is,'' she said.

That'll endear her to the sponsors! But they'd take her anyway. One problem: This would be a historic moment on the order of Babe Didrikson's appearance at the Los Angeles Open in 1938, and regardles of how you feel, it wouldn't do it justice to run against the British Open.

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