PARKER, Colo. -- Annika Sorenstam has been appointed vice captain for the 2013 European Solheim Cup team.
Sorenstam filled a similar role in 2011 when the Europeans won the Cup in Ireland. She has played in the event eight times, accumulating 24 points in 37 matches.
The former world No. 1 golfer retired in 2008. Sorenstam had quite a career as she won 90 tournaments, including 10 major championships.
Sorenstam said she is elated at the chance to help Neumann, who was her role model as a young golfer.