November 22, 2008, West Palm Beach Florida– On Friday afternoon, Annika Sörenstam’s tour career presumably ended after failing to qualify for ADT Championship’s third round. As the spectators’ cheers reverberated from a full-house gallery, Sorenstam hugged Terry McNamara, took the flag from his hand, held it up high, and then slammed it into the hole.>
Sorenstam said, “All of a sudden, the time is here. 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.”
Moreover, hundreds gathered around her and playing partner Laura Diaz when they were on the 16th tee. Meanwhile, right on the same time, an exact number of nine people watched a South Korean twosome on the 11th tee, which was about 100 feet away.
Sorenstam shot a 3-over 75, which puts her at 5 over for the week and two shots away from surviving the cut from 32 down to 16 for Saturday. After this, the field will be pared in half again before the final round battle for $1 million.
“I was hoping to shoot par or better today,” Sorenstam said and par could have been good enough.
Sorenstam won the ADT four times and holds a 72-win, Hall of Fame LPGA career.