Sorenstam has filed an entry for this year's championship, which will be staged from June 2-5 at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina, where she won back-to-back U.S. Open titles in 1996.

The 51-year-old Swede earned a place in the field by winning the 2021 US Senior Women's Open by eight shots on her championship debut.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to play in a U.S. Women's Open again, especially with it being held at Pine Needles," Sorenstam said.

"I really never thought I would play in another one, but everything just sort of fell into place.

"Teeing it up in the greatest championship in women's golf, at a venue that has so many incredible memories for me, and to be able to do so with my family means a lot to us."