1st May 2008


One of the deepest fields in golf, last year’s tournament roster included all 50 of the top-50 players in the Rolex World Rankings and 94 of the top 100. Not only was this due to the fact that so many players hold ANNIKA in such high regard, but the $2.6 million purse – second to only the major championships in 2007 – didn’t hurt either. This year, the same combination will be in effect, all but guaranteeing an unforgettable field well worth watching. Nicole Castrale outlasted world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa in a one-hole playoff to win the 2007 event, her first LPGA victory. Coming to the 71st hole one shot behind, Castrale made a clutch 12-foot birdie putt to author a two-shot swing when Ochoa bogeyed, eventually forcing the playoff. The Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA was born as a way for Annika Sorenstam, LPGA Hall of Famer, winner of 69 LPGA tournaments, 10 major championships and arguably the best player of this era to give back to the game. Each year, she honors a legend of the women’s game that helped make it into what it is today. In her first event, ANNIKA honored LPGA Founders Bettye Danoff, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Betty Jameson, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork and Louise Suggs as the first Tributees. Come join Gosling’s Rums and see the second-annual Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA. It’s got it all: a beautiful, world-class host course, one of the deepest fields in golf, and the world’s greatest players from today and yesterday. For further information please follow this link to visit the official GINN TRIBUTE HOSTED BY ANNIKA website.