Annika is the greatest female golfer of our generation and is often regarded as the best of all time. During her 15-year Hall of Fame career, she rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books; won countless awards, and changed the way women’s golf is played, viewed, and covered. She has 89 worldwide victories, including 72 on the LPGA Tour, 10 of which are Major Championships. She has a record eight Rolex Player of the Year awards and holds the record for the lowest scoring average in a season (68.6969 in 2004). She has a record six Vare Trophies for the year’s lowest scoring average. She is the only female to break 60 in an official event, which garnered her the nickname "Ms. 59." Annika was the first and only female to cross the $20 million mark for LPGA career earnings, and her total of over $22 million is nearly $6 million more than the next closest competitor. Annika was the recipient of the Patty Berg award in 2003 for her contributions to women’s golf. She was the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year from 2003-2005 and the Golf Writers Association of America Female Athlete of the Year in 1995, 1997 and from 2000-2005.
Annika stepped away from professional golf after the 2008 season to focus on her family and the ANNIKA brand of businesses. These include the ANNIKA Academy, ANNIKA Financial Group, ANNIKA Course Design which currently has nine projects worldwide, the ANNIKA Collection of apparel with Cutter & Buck, signature high-end wines with Wente Vineyards, a fragrance with SA Fragrances, and an online retail shop, www.shopannika.com. In 2007, Annika started the ANNIKA Foundation as a way to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. In 2008, Annika joined Arnold Palmer as only the second Ambassador of the USGA®. In 2009, along with Jack Nicklaus, she was named a Global Ambassador by the International Golf Federation, which was successful in having golf added to the 2016 Olympic Games. Annika is also an Advisor to the LPGA Board of Directors.
Annika and her husband Mike McGee have two children, Ava and Will. Off the course, Annika represents world-class brands that include Lexus.
|LPGA TOUR VICTORIES (72)|
|LPGA TOUR MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES (10)|
|1995||U.S. Women's Open|
|1996||U.S. Women's Open|
|2002||Kraft Nabisco Championship|
|2003||McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by AIG
Weetabix Women's British Open
|2004||McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola|
|2005||Kraft Nabisco Championship
McDonald's LPGA Championship by Coca-Cola
|2006||U.S. Women's Open|
|INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES (17)|
|NATIONAL TEAMS (13)|
|2005||Lexus Cup (Team International Captain)|
|2006||Lexus Cup (Team International Captain)|
|2007||Lexus Cup (Team International Captain)|
|2008||Lexus Cup (Team International Captain)|
|2011||Solheim Cup (European Team Assistant Captain)|