Golf-Sorenstam says not returning to LPGA Tour full time

Annika Sorenstam says she is looking forward to playing at this week's LPGA Tour event in Florida after 13 years away but the 10-times major champion has no plans to make a permanent comeback. "I've been away for 13 years.

Reuters | Updated: 25-02-2021 10:27 IST | Created: 25-02-2021 10:20 IST
Golf-Sorenstam says not returning to LPGA Tour full time
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Annika Sorenstam says she is looking forward to playing at this week's LPGA Tour event in Florida after 13 years away but the 10-times major champion has no plans to make a permanent comeback. The Swede, who retired in 2008 and is third on the all-time list with 72 LPGA titles, said she decided to play at the Feb. 25-28 Gainbridge LPGA event as part of her preparations for the U.S. Senior Women's Open.

"I have no other plans (to play at other events)," said the 50-year-old. "I've been away for 13 years. I don't have the hunger that I did. I'm just excited to be playing and swinging the club. When you get older you have some other priorities in your life and mine is to be a mother and a wife and businesswoman.

"LPGA has a huge part in my life ... but that's not why I'm here, to create more. "When I do play later in the summer I want to feel like I can compete. To do that, you have to get back inside the ropes."

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