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Birth: October 9, 1970
Nationality: Swedish
(U.S. Citizenship)

Turned Professional: 1992
Current Tour: LPGA Tour (joined 1994);
Life member of Ladies European Tour



Background:
After a brief try at tennis as a youngster, Annika Sorenstam picked up a golf club and started swinging toward her future. She credits her parents and her younger sister, Charlotta (Lotta) – also a tour member - with inspiring her to achieve. As an Amateur, she participated on the Swedish National Team (1987-1992) was World Amateur Champion (1992), runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and was the second lowest amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open. During her years at the University of Arizona, she won seven college titles in addition to being 1991-1992 All-American. Before joining the tour, her LPGA earnings were already more than $47,000.

Professional Career Bio:
Annika currently has recorded 82 professional wins, including 68 on the LPGA. Her record breaking rounds not only break LPGA records set by others, but she continues to break even her own previous records. In 2005 alone she: became the first LPGA player to win the same major three consecutive years (McDonald’s LPGA Championship), tied the LPGA record for most consecutive events won (set by Nancy Lopez in 1978), became the Solheim Cup’s all-time points earner, became the only LPGA player in history to win the Rolex Player of the Year Awards, the Vare Trophy and the ADT Official money list title five times, set an LPGA record (breaking her own previous) of playing fourteen straight rounds in the 60’s. In addition to her LPGA awards, Annika has won numerous others including seven ESPY awards, the 1995 Swedish Athlete of the Year, Golf Writers Association of America’s Female Player of the Year (1995, 1997, 2000-2005) and Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (2003-2005). She just finished her first book, Golf Annika’s Way and likes to relax (when she can!) to by cooking, listen to music and playing other sports. She currently lives in Nevada.




Professional wins:

82 (LPGA Tour 68; other individual titles 13; 2-woman team titles 1)
· 1995: U.S. Women's Open, GHP Classic, Samsung World Championship of Golf
· 1996: U.S. Women's Open, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, Samsung World Championship of Golf
· 1997: Chrysler Tournament of Champions, Cup Noodles Hawaiian Open, Longs Drugs Challenge, Michelob Light Classic, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship, Hisako Higuchi Kibun Classic
· 1998: Michelob Light Classic, ShopRite Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic Presented by Golf Magazine, Safeco Classic
· 1999: Michelob Light Classic, Wendy's Championship
· 2000: Welch's/Circle K Championship, Firstar Classic, Evian Masters, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic Presented by Golf Magazine
· 2001: Welch's/Circle K Championship, Standard Register Classic, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Office Depot Championship Presented by HP, Chick-fil-A Championship, Bank of Montreal Canadian Open, Cisco World Match Play Championship, Mizuno Classic
· 2002: Takefuji Classic, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Electrolux Championship, Kellogg's Classic, Evian Masters, ShopRite Classic, Williams Championship, Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, Samsung World Championship of Golf, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
· 2003: Office Depot Championship Presented by HP, Kellogg Classic, LPGA Championship, Women's British Open, Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, Mizuno Classic
· 2004: Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, Office Depot Championship Presented by HP, LPGA Corning Classic, LPGA Championship, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, Samsung World Championship of Golf, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
· 2005: MasterCard Classic, Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Chick-fil-A Championship, Shoprite Classic, LPGA Championship, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
· 2006: MasterCard Classic, U.S. Women's Open
Other
· 1994 Holden Australian Open Championship (ALPG Tour)
· 1995 Australian Masters (ALPG Tour), OVB Damen Open (Ladies European Tour (LET)), Hennessy Cup (LET)
· 1996 Trygg-Hansa Ladies' Open (LET)
· 1997 Compaq Open (LET)
· 1998 Compaq Open (LET)
· 2002 ANZ Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by ALPG Tour and LET), Compaq Open (LET)
· 2003 Nichirei Cup (LPGA of Japan Tour),
· 2004 ANZ Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by ALPG Tour and LET), HP Open (LET)
· 2005 Scandinavian TPC (LET)
· 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf (team event with Liselotte Neumann; recognised by all the main women's tours, but not an official money event)
In addition to the ten Ladies European Tour events listed above, Sorenstam's wins in the Evian Masters in 2000 and 2002 and the Women's British Open in 2003 also count as European Tour wins as the events are co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour, giving her 13 wins on the Ladies European Tour in total.


Majors:
U.S. Women’s Open (2006)
Kraft Nabisco Championship (2005)
McDonald's LPGA Championship (2004)
McDonald's LPGA Championship; Weetabix Women's British Open (2003)
Kraft Nabisco Championship (2002)
Kraft Nabisco Championship (2001)
U.S. Women's Open (1996)
U.S. Women's Open (1995)

Awards:
WPGET Rookie of the Year 1993;
Rolex Rookie of the Year 1994;
Rolex Player of the Year 1995, 97, 98, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05;
Vare Trophy 1995, 96, 98, 2001, 02, 05;
Patty Berg Award 2003


LPGA Earnings
(per year): $1,290,382

Career Money: $19,623,144.00
 

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