Emily K Pedersen Hopes To Reclaim LPGA Tour Card To Impress New Solheim Cup Captain | LPGA
Emily K. Pedersen’s first lap on the LPGA Tour was not unforgettable. In her first two seasons on the Tour, she made just 11 of 35 cups in 2017 and 2018 and failed to score a point for the European team at the Solheim Cup 2017. After one cut into seven tries in 2019, the Danish player has chosen to return to the Ladies European Tour in hopes of reclaiming what was once a vibrant future on the golf course.
Advance to December 2021 and Pedersen is now one of the best players in the world. She returned to the scene with four LET victories in 2020, including three consecutive wins to close the season, and nearly earned her first victory on the LPGA Tour at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open 2020, ultimately falling in the playoffs to Stacy. Lewis. Add a tie for fifth place at the Tokyo Olympics and a 3-1-0 performance for the winning European team at the 2021 Solheim Cup and Pedersen arrives in Alabama with a new goal – reclaim his LPGA Tour card.
âThere are a lot of great players here. Hopefully I can go out and do my thing and then walk over the Christmas holidays with an LPGA card in hand, “said Pedersen, the 2015 LET Rookie of the Year.” That’s the only goal this week, it’s just to get the card. “
The week at Inverness Club in September for the Solheim Cup is certainly one of the highlights of Pedersen’s career. âIt was amazing winning on American soil, and I just put in a lot of good putts under pressure, which also helped build confidence,â she said. “It’s amazing to play for Europe and something bigger than yourself, so it’s obviously a great experience that I really care about.”
Pedersen now has a new Solheim Cup direction to impress, as Suzann Pettersen was recently announced as captain of the 2023 European squad. After playing under Pettersen as vice-captain in 2017 and 2021, Pedersen has firmly in line the Spanish Finca Cortesin and the Solheim Cup 2023 are in focus.
âShe’s been my kind of idol in golf since I started, so it’s amazing. I’ve gotten to know her over the past few years and think she’s great, âsaid Pedersen. “She will bring so much to Team Europe, and I will do everything in my power to play under her as captain.”