Anyone hoping for Annika Sorenstam's return to the LPGA Tour may have to wait for awhile. Sorenstam announced on her blog today that she and husband Mike McGee are expecting the couple's first child.
"We have had a lot of exciting changes in the past few months, and adding a new addition to our family later this fall will certainly be at the top of that list," she writes. "We are absolutely thrilled and look forward to this new chapter of our lives! We appreciate the love and support that we have received from our family, friends, and of course my fans."
Sorenstam, with 72 LPGA wins including 10 majors, walked away from competitive golf last year at the dawn of a brewing rivalry with Lorena Ochoa, who supplanted Sorenstam as the No. 1 ranked player in the world. Sorenstam has said all along that she has not retired, but has stepped away from competitive golf for the time being.
At 38, though, and with various business interests (including a golf academy, clothing line and new perfume) and now a growing family, Sorenstam's mind appears as far away from the LPGA Tour as can be.