Rich Schultz, Associated Press
Annika Sorenstam waves to the crowd at 18th green after shooting a 67 at Sybase Classic.
CLIFTON, N.J. The Annika Sorenstam
goodbye tour got off to a great start. Two days after announcing this would be her final season on the LPGA Tour, Sorenstam shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Sybase Classic. Two-time defending champion Lorena Ochoa
was a stroke back. The 37-year-old Hall of Famer had five birdies in a bogey-free round. Song-Hee Kim,
a second-year player from South Korea who has two top-10 finishes this year, also was at 67 along with Australia's Rachel Hetherington,
who has missed three of eight cuts and finished no better than a tie for 24th this year.
AT&T CLASSIC: At Duluth, Ga., Kenny Perry sloshed through the water-logged fairways, ducking under an umbrella every chance he got. He also hit plenty of good shots on a miserable day at the TPC Sugarloaf. Coming off a final-round meltdown at The Players Championship, Perry endured a steady and occasionally driving rain to claim a share of the first-round lead with a 6-under 66 at the AT&T Classic. The other leaders Jonathan Kaye, Ryan Palmer, Jonathan Byrd and Parker McLachlin all teed off in the morning, before a huge weather system engulfed the suburban Atlanta course.