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Anna Nordqvist leads men's mini-tour event while waiting for LPGA season to resume following Coronavirus cancellations

March 10, 2020

Mark Runnacles

The Coronavirus caused an unexpected break in the LPGA Tour schedule with three Asian events being cancelled, including this week's Blue Bay LPGA. Now it's led to Anna Nordqvist popping up on a leader board in an unexpected place.

The two-time major champ decided to keep her game in shape by teeing it up against the men on the Outlaw Tour. And after one day of the Moon Valley Classic, the 32-year-old Swede was not only competing, but leading the mini-tour event in Phoenix.

Thanks to Ryan French, AKA Monday Q Info on Twitter, for noticing this:

Wow is right. And yes, Nordqvist is playing from the same set of tees—7,250 yards, in fact.

By the way, the Outlaw Tour. Great name, and an even better logo:


But seriously, back to Nordqvist, she's got two more rounds, but what a start. You can follow scores here.

Fortunately for the guys on the Outlaw Tour, the eight-time LPGA winner resumes her day job when her real season resumes next week at the Volvik Founders Cup. Unfortunately for the women who will be there, Nordqvist will be showing up sharp.