Sorenstam expecting first child

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Not long after stepping away from golf, Annika Sorenstam is stepping into motherhood.

Sorenstam announced on her blog Thursday that she and her husband, Mike McGee, are expecting their first child this fall. Sorenstam retired from the LPGA Tour last year after 72 victories and 10 majors, saying she wanted to start a business and a family.

"We have had a lot of exciting changes in the past few months, and adding a new addition to our family later this fall will certainly be at the top of that list," Sorenstam said. "We are absolutely thrilled and look forward to this new chapter of our lives."