Annika Sorenstam was named the new leader of the International Golf Federation Thursday as the game plans for the following year’s Tokyo Olympics. Sorenstam, a 10-time significant victor and World Golf Hall of Famer, will supplant Peter Dawson as top of the IGF. Dawson had been in the situation for a very long time, and assumed a part in shepherding golf’s re-visitation of the Summer Games in 2016.
“Peter worked admirably the most recent 10 years as IGF president, and I am lowered and respected to have been approached to succeed him,” Sorenstam said. “As a worldwide player, having golf back in the Olympics implies such a huge amount to me and to our game. I particularly anticipate working with the board, the IOC and the administering collections of golf in their endeavors to keep on becoming the game around the world.”
The IGF board was tended to by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and IOC sports chief Kit McConnell on updates to Tokyo arrangements, with the couple communicating a responsibility that the Olympics will go on after the previous summer’s deferment because of COVID-19. The IGF affirmed their help for the Games and a guarantee to have its opposition in a protected way.
The ladies’ Olympic golf rivalry is planned to start July 29, 2021 at Kasumigaseki C.C., with the men’s competition beginning on Aug. 4. Golf stays a preliminary game in the Summer Games, with an ensured spot in 2021 and 2024 in Paris, yet the International Olympic Committee has not submitted further.