Annika Wraps Up Fun and Frustrating Week

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Ricoh WomenST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The Women's British Open was a mix of fun and frustration for Annika Sorenstam.
 
Now she just wants to put it behind her.
 
The 2003 champion and winner of 10 major titles is coming back from disc problems in her neck and back that sidelined her for several weeks this year.
 
She said she was playing at about 85 percent at the start of the week. Although she would not put a figure on it at the end, she indicated it was higher.
 
'I'm really disappointed because I think I'm playing very, very well. I'm disappointed with the score,' Sorenstam said Sunday after a 76 left her at 296, 4 over and in a tie for 16th. 'I'm playing as well as I can. I'm putting as well as I can. It's just not coming together.
 
'This is one of those weeks when I am close, but sometimes close is not good enough,' Sorenstam said. 'On 18, I end up on the path and you have to play it on the path here. Then I hit my shot to the green and it rolled back down.'
 
Sorenstam, who finished nine strokes behind champion Lorena Ochoa, said she had no luck on the historic course at St. Andrews.
 
'You have to have that little bit extra and I didn't have it,' she said. 'You know, I want to forget about this week.'
 
Still, just playing was enjoyable.
 
'It's fun being here on a Sunday having a chance to win,' she said, adding that the windy conditions on Saturday and the persistent rain on Sunday were equally tough. 'But it's the same for everybody, just a difficult day.
 
'Maybe this is how a major championship like this is supposed to be. Battle the course, battle the elements, really battle everything.'
 
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