Photos: Sexy Women Golfers and Annika Sorenstam, On Her Own Terms
By Wendy Cook
Jul 1, 2008
Super Swede Annika Sorenstam once stripped off her shirt and posed topless for a picture after she had healed from her first major injury, which was a ruptured disk between the C5 and C6 vertebrae in her neck that knocked her out of competition for several weeks. She may have been one of first women golfers to bring sex appeal and a whole lot of game to the growing sport. Annika Sorenstam says she will leave on her own terms and she proved that over the weekend with her last shot ever at the U.S. Open.
The legendary golfer hit a 6-iron from the fairway on 18, and the ball hit the front edge of the final green before rolling gently into the hole for eagle. It was marvelous. Sorenstam has announced that she would retire from competitive golf at the conclusion of the 2008 season. Her last scheduled tournament on the LPGA Tour will be the season-ending ADT Championship in November and her last scheduled tournament will be the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour in December.
On her eagle on 18 she said, "The crowd was just amazing, the cheers," Sorenstam, 37, told reporters after carding a five-over-par 78 for a three-over total of 295. "When I walked up it was so loud, it was so much fun...It was so ironic. I didn't want to shoot 80 or above and to hole a shot from 200 yards, that's kind of the last thing you think about."
She was met with a kiss by fiancé Mike McGee, and they have a wedding planned for January 2009. The LPGA will miss Anna but the sport is stronger than ever. Now women golfers are posing for photos that show off their bodies while still remaining competitive. Sophie Sandolo has made it an art form by stripping for pictures and videos and not only turning on her game, but also turning on her sex appeal and a whole lot of men. A slideshow of the sexiest women golfers is here at Golf.Com.
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