Southwest Florida golf: Annika, Lexi play in Immokalee Foundation charity event


Charley Hull interviews after winning the CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Naples, Fla.
Greg Hardwig


Annika Sorenstam has been where Lexi Thompson hopes to be. And for Thompson, to an extent, that could be as soon as Sunday in Naples.

Monday, the former LPGA Tour legend and the current star were part of 26 tour pros raising thousands for the Immokalee Foundation at its charity pro-am at The Old Collier Golf Club.

Sorenstam, 47, retired in 2008 with 10 majors, eight LPGA Tour Player of the Year awards, eight money titles and won the Vare Trophy for lowest-stroke average five times. 

Thompson, just 22 but in her sixth year on tour, has put herself in position for many of those major awards for the first time. She can’t add to her lone major, the 2014 Nabisco, but can win: the $1 million Race to the CME Globe (currently 1st), Player of the Year (4th place), and Vare Trophy (1st place) heading into the CME Group Tour…

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