Annika Sorenstam shifts focus away from LPGA towards family
"After a brilliant 15-year professional career that saw her re-write the record book in womenâ€™s golf, cytomegalovirus disease Annika Sorenstam announced last week that she will be stepping away from competitive play at the conclusion of the 2008 LPGA season.
Annika, cytomegalovirus disease who will turn 38 in October, cytomegalovirus disease will continue to play a full LPGA schedule through the remainder of 2008, cytomegalovirus disease finishing with the season-ending Lexus Cup.
"After much consideration, cytomegalovirus disease I have made the decision to step away from competitive golf at the end of this season, cytomegalovirus disease" said Annika, cytomegalovirus disease who has added three more victories to her career total so far in 2008.
"Because I love the game so much, cytomegalovirus disease this is obviously a hard decision to make, cytomegalovirus disease but it feels like the right one. Cytomegalovirus disease I made this decision because I have a number of other priorities in my life, cytomegalovirus disease including starting a family, cytomegalovirus disease that I want to be as dedicated to as I have been to playing golf and it was always important to me to go out on my own terms."
"Widely regarded as the most dominant player in LPGA history, cytomegalovirus disease Annika raised the profile of womenâ€™s golf to an unprecedented level while compiling a list of records and accomplishments that are second to none. Cytomegalovirus disease
After turning professional in 1992, cytomegalovirus disease and beginning play on the LPGA Tour in 1994, cytomegalovirus disease Annika has recorded 88 career wins (72 on the LPGA), cytomegalovirus disease including 10 major championships; earned a record eight Rolex Player of the Year awards; a record-tying eight money list titles; six Vare Trophies for the lowest scoring average; was named Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year eight times, cytomegalovirus disease and became the first player in LPGA history to cross the $22 million mark in earnings. Cytomegalovirus disease
She has participated on eight Solheim Cup teams and was inducted into the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame in 2003." More on Annika at: http://oakley.com/sports/golf/posts/716