Annika Sorenstam says she's pregnant

Updated: December 15, 2010, 3:43 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, who surprised the golf world with her retirement two years ago, won't be making a comeback any time soon.

Sorenstam, 40, announced on her website and via Twitter that she is pregnant. She expects to have her and husband Mike McGee's second child next summer.

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"Mike and I are happy to share that our family will be a foursome by early summer," Sorenstam wrote. "Ava is ready to be a big sister."

The couple's first child, Ava, was born Sept. 1, 2009.

Sorenstam has often said that she never used the word "retire" when announcing she was stepping away from the game at the end of the 2008 season, leading to speculation that she might one day return.

Since walking away after 73 LPGA Tour titles, including 10 major championships, she has kept busy with various business ventures, including an academy near her Orlando home.

The only woman to shoot 59 and one of only six to complete a career Grand Slam, Sorenstam was a dominant force in the game, especially during a five-year stretch when she won 43 times and finished in the top 3 in nearly 70 percent of her starts.

She also made worldwide headlines when she became the first woman in 58 years to compete in a PGA Tour event, doing so at the Colonial in 2003.

Bob Harig is the golf writer for ESPN.com.

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