Before Wednesday's pro-am, Sorenstam had never played the course ' Frosoker Golf & Country Club. It's an hour's drive from her parents' hometown north of Stockholm, where she grew up and honed her game.
The 37-year-old winner of 10 majors says she will quit in December to start a family and focus on her business and other golf interests.
'I'm here to enjoy and play good golf. I will try not to think too much about it being the last time (in Sweden), even though it will be difficult,' said Sorenstam, who won this Ladies European Tour event six times between 1997 and 2006.
Sorenstam will make her final competitive European tour appearance in Denmark on Sept. 5-7 before making her last start at the Dubai Ladies Masters on Dec. 11-14.