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Top female golfers to play at tournament in Taiwan

TAIPEI--Annika Sorenstam of Sweden, one of the most successful female golfers in history, will arrive in Taipei Dec. 4 for the first time to compete in an annual charity tournament.

Hall-of-famer Sorenstam, who will be playing in Taiwan's “Swinging Skirts” tournament, is scheduled to attend a pre-event press briefing shortly after her arrival, according to the organizers.

Taiwan's top woman golfer Yani Tseng, along with Natalie Gulbis and 2010 U.S. Women's Open champion Paula Creamer of the U.S., Na Yeon Choi of South Korea and Suzann Pettersen of Norway are all expected to attend the press briefing.

A charity skins game will begin Dec. 6 at the Miramar Golf and Country Club in Linkou, New Taipei, which will be followed by the 54-hole invitational played by 95 players over three rounds Dec. 7-9, according to the organizers.

The tournament, which has a total purse of US$1.01 million this year, half of which will be donated to charity, has become an official leg for both the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Tour.

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