Hall of Famer Beth Daniel, winner of 33 tour events including the 1990 LPGA Championship, retired after closing with 75 for a 12-over 304 total. The 50-year-old American returned to the British Open after a tie for sixth last year. She is sixth in all-time earnings with $8,786,563.
Quote of the day
"I believed that I would win the tournament Monday when I first started practicing." - Lorena Ochoa, whose confidence didn't waver during her first major victory.
Sorenstam not happy with finish
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.
"I'm really disappointed because I think I'm playing very, very well. I'm disappointed with the score," Sorenstam said Sunday after 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.
"You have to have that little bit extra and I didn't have it. You know, I want to forget about this week."
Lorena Ochoa became the first player in 2007 to surpass $2-million in season earnings with her $320,512 paycheck at the Women's British Open. Ochoa sits atop the money list with $2,299,090, marking the second consecutive season she has gone over $2-million. Ochoa joins Annika Sorenstam as the only players in LPGA history to accomplish the feat in multiple seasons.