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New NatPost Column: Sorenstam's Big Decision

My latest National Post column is now online.

Here’s a taste:

When Tiger Woods wants to start a family, he plans the birth so it won’t cause him to miss a major championship.

Not so for Annika Sorenstam.

Unable to convince herself she could combine motherhood with playing golf at the highest level, Sorenstam announced Tuesday that she is walking away from a glorious career.

Not that this should have caught anyone by surprise. Last year, while playing at a charity function at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., Sorenstam said it was unlikely she could continue to play the game to her expectations and have a family.

“It would be life-changing anyway, but for a professional golfer it is truly something that would change what I do,” she said. “I know the clock is ticking. It’s true, you can’t deny it.”

The full column is here.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Look forward to watching Annika this summer in the Cdn Open at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.
    Golf fans in Ottawa/Montreal have been blessed seeing the World’s best Men & Women all within a 1 year span.
    First Tiger, Phil, Ernie, Mike, Captains Jack & Gary at last Fall’s Presidents Cup in Montreal and this summer Ottawa will see Annika, Lorena, Paula, Natalie (who have all confirmed attending).

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