Annika Sorenstam LPGA Career Ends

November 22, 2008

World No.2 Annika Sorenstam bid goodbye to her LPGA Tour career after failing to make the cut for the third round of ADT Championships being played at the Trump International Golf Club, Florida.

Sorenstam fired a 3-over par 75 on Friday to end two shots away from the 16 players who made the cut in the 32 women event.

“It’s over,” she said. “All of a sudden, the time is here. You’re standing there on the 18th fairway and it’s your last approach shot in an LPGA event. A lot of thoughts go through your head … and what’s been the coolest thing this week is all these people who showed up that I don’t know, my fans.”

Annika had said earlier that she would be retiring after the Tour ends to pursue her business interests.

Meanwhile, Lorena Ochoa of Mexico has been named the LPGA Tour Player of the Year for the third time in a row. She won seven tiles this year including a second successive major at the Kraft Nabisco Championships. She was also awarded the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average.

“Lorena has had yet another incredible season,” LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens said in a statement on Friday.

“Her work off the course has been equally impressive. Once only a national hero, Lorena is now a global hero. The world is grateful to have her, and we are more than proud to call her our own.”

More photos and a video of Annika Sorenstam are below.

Annika Sorenstam Video
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