Associated Press
Annika Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam will retire after the season, ending an LPGA Tour career in which she has won 72 tournaments to date and delivered a defining moment when she teed it up against the men on the PGA Tour.

"I think I've achieved more than I ever thought I could," she said during a news conference Tuesday at the Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J. "I have given it all, and it's been fun."

The 37-year-old Sorenstam has hinted at retirement the past several seasons, saying she wanted to devote more time to her growing business and to start a family. She is engaged to Mike McGee, son of former PGA Tour player Jerry McGee.

Sorenstam said her final event would be the Dubai Ladies Masters after the LPGA Tour season ends.

"I'm leaving the game on my terms," she said.