Talk about the end of an era if it happens: I just got a feeling Juli Inkster will announce her retirement soon when I heard she got the sponsor exemption into the Samsung World Championship at Torrey Pines. It wouldn't take much to argue she doesn't deserve this and didn't deserve the last captain's pick for the Solheim Cup, at least based on her play the last 2 seasons. But in terms of honoring her place in golf history, both are exactly the right call. I can't see Daniel and Samsung doing what they did unless they, too, have the same feeling as me.
[Update 1 (4:24 pm): Somehow that "reduced schedule" she mentioned after the Solheim Cup doesn't sound right for someone as competitive as she is. I think she's either all in or out.]
[Update 2 (8/28/09, 12:12 pm): Wish Tim Rosaforte had gone for the scoop on Inkster's future plans in his otherwise strong piece on Inkster and the Solheim Cup kids.]