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Citing other priorities, Sorenstam to retire at end of season

Updated: May 14, 2008, 1:42 AM ET
Associated Press

CLIFTON, N.J. -- Annika Sorenstam ignored her notes and spoke from the heart. One of golf's greatest players was leaving the game, and she handled her retirement announcement the way she would a 10-foot birdie putt with the tournament on the line.

With command and composure.

Calling her decision one she'd "been thinking about for a while," Sorenstam said Tuesday she will retire after the season. The 37-year-old Swede ends an LPGA Tour career in which she has won 72 tournaments to date ...

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