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Golf - 01. February 2013.

Golf Legend to host Kraft Nabisco celebrity pro

Three-time Champion eager to lend her support to golf's first major;
Tickets for the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship now on sale to the public

One of the most iconic players in the history of golf, Annika Sorenstam, will be returning to Mission Hills Country Club in April, this time to serve as honorary host for the celebrity pro-am for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, a tournament she won three times.

The ten-time major Champion will not only play in the tournament's pro-am, but also provide a legendary presence throughout the week as the top players in the world converge on Rancho Mirage hoping to add their name to the list of prestigious winners of golf's first major of the year.

Tickets for the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship, being held April 1-7, are now on sale and are priced from $15 for the celebrity pro-am hosted by Annika, to $25 for any one-day ticket (valid Thursday to Sunday of Championship) and $225 for a weeklong badge with Clubhouse valet parking . The ultimate all-inclusive experience, the 18th Green Suites built on the water, is also on sale. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.KNCgolf.com<http://www.KNCgolf.com> or by calling 760-324-4546.

"The Kraft Nabisco Championship has such a rich history and I'm honored to be able to play a role in its equally exciting future," said the Hall of Famer. "While I have remained very busy with my young family and business interests since I stopped playing competitively, I will always miss the thrill of tournament week at a major championship. I'm looking forward to being back on the golf course at Mission Hills, spending time with the other players, fans, sponsors and some of my celebrity friends doing whatever I can to contribute to another exciting championship."

Some of the celebrities scheduled to appear this year are Ray Romano, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, Alice Cooper, Joe Theismann, Scott Wolf and Ron Perlman.

In addition to her role as honorary host of the Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity pro-am,  Annika will do some television work with the Golf Channel and play an important role in the fundraising efforts benefiting F.I.N.D. Food Bank, the tournament's designated charity.

"As a three-time champion of this tournament, Annika will go down as one of the greatest champions in Kraft Nabisco Championship history and we are thrilled to have her back," said Gabe Codding, Tournament Director of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. "I know that Annika's presence during tournament week will serve as an inspiration to the players in the field and provide a constant reminder of this major championship's great traditions."

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