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Friday, January 9, 2009

Sorenstam Says Goodbye

Golf is preparing to say goodbye to one of the best ladies golfers in the game. In Friday’s LPGA tournament Annika Sorenstam missed the cut for the ADT Championship after finishing 3 over par, shooting a 75. Annika made the announcement back in May that she would retire her golf bag at the end of the year. The end of the tournament might not have gone the way that Sorenstam planned however with such a successful career she will exit the golf world with 72 tour wins. More importantly she will leave with one of the most highly recognized names in the LPGA.

Sorenstam got her first major win at the U.S Women’s Open in 1995 at Broadmoor Golf Club in CO and with a repeat win at the U.S Women’s Open in 1996 she was the first non- American woman to defend her title. Since then she has been unstoppable. She was the first woman to shoot 59, to play in the men’s PGA 1993 Colonial Tournament, to play on the PGA Tour since 1945, and even won Female Athlete of the Year at the ESPN awards in 2005. Annika will retire at the age of 38 after making about $22 million dollars in winnings. Sorenstam has definitely made her mark on the golf world and has set the stage for all women golfers!