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Old 08-30-2013, 08:17 PM   1 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #1
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Stepping Away

Sophie announced her retirement, aka her "stepping away," today on Twitter:
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It's with mixed emotions that I'm now choosing to step away from the @lpga . Thanks for all your kindness over the years.
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Thanks for posting this, Blue. I just sent her a tweet.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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Sorry to be losing her. I wonder if she's going to continue playing LET events. Hope she continues with her funny tweets, and is successful in whatever she chooses to do in the future.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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Look for her to be an assistant captain on the European Solheim team in 2015.
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Good thinking, Blue. It would be deserved.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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She will be playing on the LET next year: Sophie Gustafson, LPGA: Gustafson, 39, retires from the LPGA after missing the cut at the Safeway Classic
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That's great news! Thanks Blue for posting this article..
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:16 AM   #8
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The Evian just invited Sophie to tee it up next week.
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It is official: the 2 last Wildcards 2013 are @Sophie Gustafson & @Joanna_Klatten ! We'll be glad to welcome you at the 5th Major! #EvianChamp
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #9
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Good for her, because she'll certainly be supporting the LET next season.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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In major league baseball if you don't perform to the level expected, the powers that be send you back to the minors. In Sophie's case, she is her own power that be so she is sending herself back to the minors.

Will she eventually return to the LPGA tour? I doubt it, at her age and the talent of young players coming into their own on the LPGA tour, doesn't leave much room for an aging player well past her best competitive years.
Sophie was a good sport when she used to post on this board and she still is a good sport on twitter except that her twitter account is protected so sending her best wishes doesn't really do any good.
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