ANNIKA SÖRENSTAM

JASON DAY

NATALIE GULBIS

ANNIKA SÖRENSTAM

MARK O'MEARA

PETER JACOBSEN

JOHNNY MILLER

CHARLES HOWELL III

JAMIE SADLOWSKI

PATRICK CANTLAY

BRYAN BROTHERS

Annika Sörenstam is often regarded as the greatest female golfer 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 was played, viewed and covered.

She amassed 89 worldwide victories, including 72 on the LPGA, 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 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. For her efforts, she was the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year from 2003 to 2005, and the Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year in 1995, 1997 and from 2000 to 2005.

In 2007, Annika created 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. A year later, Annika stepped away from professional golf to focus on her family and the ANNIKA brand of businesses, including the ANNIKA Academy, ANNIKA Course Design, the ANNIKA Collection of apparel with Cutter & Buck, and signature high-end wines.

Annika would go on to join Arnold Palmer as only the second Ambassador of the United States Golf Association. In 2009, along with Jack Nicklaus, she was named a Global Ambassador by the International Golf Federation and aided in the successful bid for golf in the 2016 Olympic Games.

FAST FACTS

BIRTHDATE
OCTOBER 9, 1970
HOMETOWN
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
RESIDENCE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
LEXUS PARTNERSHIP
2006–PRESENT

 

LPGA VICTORIES (72)

 

LPGA MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES

1995 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
1996 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
2001 NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP
2002 KRAFT NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP
2003 MCDONALD’S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY AIG
2003 WEETABIX WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN
2004 MCDONALD’S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA
2005 KRAFT NABISCO CHAMPIONSHIP
2005 MCDONALD’S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA
2006 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

 

INTERNATIONAL VICTORIES (18)

 

NATIONAL TEAMS (13)

SOLHEIM CUP (9)
LEXUS CUP, INTERNATIONAL TEAM CAPTAIN (4)

 

Annika Sörenstam Official Website

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