‘Golf Has Given Me So Much’: Three-Time Winner Announces Retirement From the LPGA Tour

Published 01/26/2022, 7:20 AM EST

It takes courage to leave what was once our passion behind to explore what the future has for us. A teary-eyed Beatriz Recari announced her retirement from LPGA Tour at the press meet before the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. 

Beatriz Recari started playing golf when she was just an 11-year-old. As an amateur, she had won the 2004 Spanish Amateur Championship and the 2005 French Amateur Championship. Recari had also won the European Team Championship with Team Spain in 2004 and turned professional a year later. 


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Beatriz began her professional career in the Ladies European Tour (LET) and won the Finnair Masters in 2009. She started playing at the LPGA Tour in 2010 and won the 2010 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge, Kia Classic, and Marathon Classic titles in 2013 and the UL International Crown in 2014 throughout her entire career. The Spaniard was also part of the winning team, Team Europe, at the 2013 Solheim Cup. 

Emotional good-bye from Beatriz Recari.


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The 34-year-old struggled to keep her emotions from welling her eyes as she explained what golf meant in her life at the press meet before the Gainbridge LPGA. She will take part in the LPGA event, which starts on January 27, as her last professional tournament. 


She said, “Golf has given me so much. Way more than trophies and money, status, fame. It has given me so much.” Recari explained that it is hard to describe what the sport has given to her in the last 16 years of her career. 

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Although she loved the sport, the 16 years were not easy for Beatriz. She went through so many struggles, including eating disorders and injuries. Recari became an ambassador for the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in 2013 to spread awareness. 


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Apart from golf, Beatriz is interested in music and arts. She has shared her skills through her personal Instagram. As a golfer, she used to invest most of her time in practice. However, Beatriz plans to spend more time exploring her other interests from now on.

Golf was her passion, and she lived 16 years doing that. However, she thinks it is time for her to step back and explore other opportunities. We wish all the very best for Beatriz Recari in all her future endeavors.



Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.