Sorenstam prepares for farewell


Sorenstam prepares for farewell
Annika Sorenstam's farewell continues at the CN Canadian Women's Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club this week - although she has paved the way for a possible return to the LPGA Tour.

In May, the 37-year-old Swede announced that she would be "stepping away" from the tour at the end of the year in order to start a family with new husband Mike McGee, but in the run up to the $2.25 million event in Canada she suggested she hadn't ruled out attempting to add to her ten major championship wins somewhere down the line.

"If I will come back in the future, I guess time will tell," she told the Associated Press. "In my announcement (on May 13) I said I was stepping away.

"I never used the r-word (retirement). That gave me an opening. But I don't have a timeframe. I have a lot on my plate and I'm excited about the next chapter."

While she may not be the dominant force she once was, Sorenstam is still ranked number two in the world - behind Lorena Ochoa - and has won three tournaments this calendar year.

However, she has yet to win a tournament since announcing her hiatus - and will be looking to put this right when she tees off with Yani Yseng and Inbee Park at what she describes as her "favourite place on tour".

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