One can't keep the fire burning. The other saw a new chapter. Justine Henin and Annika Sorenstam both ended up at the same place: retirement.
Although players such as Ryan Moore and Michelle Wie might be the next big thing in golf, we should celebrate golf's Golden Age.
For every Annika Sorenstam or Katie Hinda who takes a giant stride for women's athletics, sadly, there is a Vijay Singh or Gary Barnett to stand in the way.
Proving again she's the best female golfer, perhaps Annika Sorenstam should give the PGA Tour another try.
Annika Sorenstam isn't trying to prove herself to anyone but to herself by playing the Colonial.
Despite protests of golf purists, no one has anything to lose by Annika Sorenstam playing in a PGA Tour event.