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Sorenstam following in some big footsteps

Updated: May 19, 2003, 2:02 AM ET
Associated Press

The Great Experiment begins Thursday when Annika Sorenstam tees off at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, becoming the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour.

It's an intriguing idea: the best female golfer in the world, matching shots with the men. The last time anybody tried it was 1945 when Babe Didrikson Zaharias played in the Los Angeles Open. The greatest female athlete of her time made the 36-hole cut, but was eliminated the next day when she shot a 79.

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