Four women's golf legends will drive the sport into the future with ceremonial tee shot at ANWA

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Friday, April 5, 2019
News 12 at 6 O'Clock

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Thirty ladies made the cut to compete in the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Saturday, but all 72 got to play a round on the national Friday.

But four of the titans of women’s golf are also getting a chance to make history.

Se-Ri Pak, Nancy Lopez, Lorena Ochoa, and Annika Sorenstam are all part of the ceremonial tee shot to kick off the final round of the tournament, honoring women’s golf history as they drive it into the future.

Is there any competitiveness with the tee shot? You bet, according to the golfers.

“Of course,” Sorenstam said.

“I’m going to try it,” Pak said.

“You can borrow my three-wood,” Sorenstam responded.

The golf greats are also great friends who feel a great responsibility.

“We all care about the game, we all care about women’s golf, and you know this is a huge potential to just inspire young girls, golfers, other women in sports and women in business,” Sorenstam said.

But as for the women who mean business on this course tomorrow, they have one piece of advice: have fun. They can't wait to watch.