Sandra Gal returns to LPGA after lengthy break at Blue Bay LPGA

Sandra Gal returns to the LPGA for the first time since 2022 at the Blue Bay LPGA event in China. The 38-year-old German has teed it up in only 11 LPGA events since the 2020 season.

Gal, who is playing on a sponsor exemption this week on Hainan Island, first took a medical leave from the tour in August of 2019 while dealing with the effects of Lyme disease. Most recently, she’s been healing from hip surgery.

Gal’s lone victory on the LPGA came at the 2011 Kia Classic. The two-time Solheim Cup player, Olympian, artist and philanthropist, first earned full LPGA status for the 2008 season.

Gal’s most recent start on the LPGA was the 2022 Lotte Championship, where she missed the cut. It was her only start in 2022.

“I am not set on my schedule, as I will have to track my progress as I compete and adjust accordingly,” Gal posted on her website. “It will be a combination of LPGA and LET tournaments.”

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek