Pierre Fulke has brought an end to his 18-year playing career in order to concentrate on course design.
Fulke won twice in 2000 but has hardly played since last April
The Swede was part of Europe's Ryder Cup-winning team in 2002 and won the 2000 Volvo Masters - one of three European Tour victories in his career.
"I'm not tired of golf, but I'm tired of the tour and travel," the 36-year-old said.
"Now it's time to explore other areas. I'm involved in several new projects in Sweden as a course designer."