Sympatico: No Comeback for Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam (right) speaks to the crowd at Magna GC while Natalie Gulbis looks on.

My latest column, on retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam, is now online (full column is here, and a snippet is below):

She no longer strikes the ball like the woman who won 72 times in the LPGA Tour, including 10 majors. But that doesn’t bother Annika Sorenstam, who retired in 2008 at the age 38 to start a family.

“I love what I do – I keep involved with the different businesses I’m involved with in addition to being the mother of a 1-year old,” she says during a recent visit to Aurora, Ont., where Sorenstam participated in a charity golf outing. “I have not looked back. I did what I wanted to do. I’m busier now more than ever in some ways.”
Busy means being involved with golf, even if Sorenstam hasn’t teed it up in two years. She has a bustling golf academy in Florida, continues her involvement with equipment maker Callaway, and has a myriad of other businesses, ranging from a winery to clothing, which is all in addition to her charitable foundation.”I enjoyed being a professional golfer and being out there and competing week after week,” she says. “But I have other passions in life and want to pursue them.”

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