Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Sophie Gustafson, a five-time winner on the
LPGA Tour, announced after Friday's second round of the Safeway Classic that
she is stepping away from the LPGA Tour.
Gustafson said on her twitter account, "It's with mixed emotions that I'm now
choosing to step away from the LPGA. Thanks for all your kindness over the
The 39-year-old Swede, who rarely spoke in interviews due to a severe
stuttering problem, had 14 wins on the Ladies European Tour and 10 other
She was a three-time player of the year on the LET and a four-time Order of
Gustafson won the 2000 Women's British Open, the year before it became a major
She also made eight appearances on the European Solheim Cup team and put
together a 13-12-6 record, including a 7-1-4 mark in foursomes.
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