TULSA, Okla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Playing her first tournament on the LPGA Tour in a month, Swedish superstar Annika Sorenstam fired a 4-under-par 66 Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Williams Championship.
Sorenstam has not played since missing the cut at the Women's British Open. After opening this tournament with a 68, she collected six birdies to offset two bogeys at the Tulsa Country Club.
With six wins, Sorenstam is the runaway leader in races for Player of the Year, the money title and scoring average. But she has not won since the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the end of June.
"I've always said I want to be leading," said Sorenstam, who has taken the lead into the final round 40 times, winning 23 of those tournaments. "Tomorrow is a new day and anything can happen on this golf course. And if you look at the leaderboard, everybody is right there."
Lorie Kane of Canada and Cristie Kerr were tied for second at 5-under 135. Kane opened with a bogey, but followed with seven birdies for a 6-under 64.