Sorenstam exits pro golf with place in history secure

Annika Sorenstam, who has been the Ladies Professional Golf Association Player of the Year a record eight times, played in her last LPGA event in West Palm Beach, Fla., late last month. This week, she ends her career as a full-time player at the European tour's Dubai Ladies Masters in the United Arab Emirates, where she's the defending champion. A number of Swedish golf officials, reporters, and dignitaries will attend the last hurrah for the native of Stockholm, who is engaged to be married and wants to devote time to developing her business interests, including a golf academy. Sorenstam came out of Sweden's junior golf-development program and attended the University of Arizona, where, in 1991, she became the first non-American and first freshman to win an individual NCAA championship. The LPGA's all-time tournament winners and the number of victories for each:


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