Sorenstam Sets Sights on Slam

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Ladies Professional Golf AssociationGOLD COAST, Australia -- Fresh off winning her season-opening tournament, Annika Sorenstam said she plans on cutting back her schedule to concentrate on her main goal: winning all four majors.
 
Sorenstam won the ANZ Ladies Masters for the third time Sunday, and then announced her plans for the upcoming season. She said she'll probably play the minimum number of 15 LPGA tournaments and just three in Europe to concentrate on the majors.
 
Annika SorenstamThe 33-year-old Swede believes winning the Grand Slam - the Kraft Nabisco, LPGA Championship and the U.S. and British Opens - is possible .
 
'You'll be seeing less of me,' she said. 'I want to conserve a little energy. I've just been going full throttle for so long.
 
'I'm going to focus on quality and the events that really matter to me - not just travel everywhere and every week, and enjoy some time at home and with my family.'

Last year, Sorenstam played more than 20 tournaments on two tours, winning six of 17 LPGA events. She also became the first woman in 58 years to compete in a PGA Tour event when she played in the Colonial in May. She also played in a skins event in December.
 
'Everything is focused on the majors,' Sorenstam said early last week. 'Winning all four in one season is something that has never been done before, but I definitely think it is possible.'
 
On Sunday, Sorenstam carded her second straight 7-under 65 at Royals Pines for a 19-under 269 total and a four-stroke victory. She also won the event in 1995 and 2002.
 
Moments after making her final putt, Sorenstam's sister Charlotta brought a celebratory bottle of champagne to the 18th green.
 
'Wonderful memories again, it's been a great week, great golf,' she said.
 
Second-round leader Karen Stupples of England, who trailed Sorenstam by a shot entering the final round, finished second after a 68.
 
Kylie Pratt of Australia closed with a 65 and tied for third at 277 with Jennifer Rosales of the Philippines, who had a 68.
 
Defending champion Laura Davies of England closed with a 68 and finished tied for eighth at 281. Four-time champion Karrie Webb had a 72 and was 14 shots back.
 
Stupples, Webb and Davies will travel to Sydney for next week's Australian Women's Open. Sorenstam will return to the United States.
 
'I'm very much looking forward to Sydney - no Annika,' Stupples said.
 
Two years ago, Sorenstam beat Webb in a playoff, preventing the Webb from winning the event for a record fifth straight time. Sorenstam has been dominant at Royal Pines, shooting a a combined 76 under in 23 rounds.
 
Sorenstam wasted no time extending her one-stroke lead in the final round, making a birdie at the first and a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 third to take control.
 
'I wanted to get off to a fast start, let them know that I'm serious,' said Sorenstam, who also made a birdies at Nos. 7 and nine and held a five-stroke lead at the turn.
 
She missed three birdie putts on the back nine before rolling in a birdie putt at the par-5 15th. After Stupples birdied the 17th to pull within four shots, Sorenstam made a 5-foot par put to prevent a two-stroke swing.
 
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