Saturday, November 22, 2008
Well, That Sure Didn't End Well
You know how Annika Sorenstam was playing in her last LPGA tournament this week at the ADT Championship and everyone with a golf brain wrote a huge thing about it because she was awesome at golf?
Yeah, well Annika decided to repay us by missing the cut.
The 72-time tour winner shot a 3-over par 75 on Friday at the ADT Championship, leaving her 5 over through two rounds of the LPGA's season-ending event. Only 16 players advanced to the third round in the 32-woman event, and Sorenstam finished two shots out of that mix.
You know, a lot of scenarios could have played out but her missing the cut didn't really seem to be one of them. I guess when it is time to go, it is time to go and Annika made that abundantly clear with her play this week.
"All of a sudden, the time is here," Sorenstam said. "You're standing there on the 18th fairway and it's your last approach shot in an LPGA event. A lot of thoughts go through your head ... and what's been the coolest thing this week is all these people who showed up that I don't know, my fans."
So, there you have it. Annika Sorenstam, retired LPGA golfer. I'd give it about 8 months before she's back. Anyone want the over?
(Also, if you were interested...this Getty Images picture by Scott Halleran has the following caption -- "Annika Sorenstam of Sweden is showered with champagne by her sister Charlotta on the 18th green after she completed her last official LPGA event." How stupid is her sister? Showering her with champagne after she missed the cut? Why not just punch her in the face? Seems to make about as much sense.)