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Annika Sörenstam

Annika Sorenstam
Sörenstam at the 2008 LPGA Championship
Personal information
NameAnnika Sörenstam
Full nameAnnika Sörenstam
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
NationalitySweden
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseDavid Esch (1997 - 2005)
Mike McGee (m. 2009)
ChildrenAva McGee (b. 2009)
William McGee (b. 2011)
Career
CollegeUniversity of Arizona
(two years)
Turned professional1992
Retired2008
Current toursLPGA Tour (joined 1994)
Ladies European Tour
Professional wins93
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour72 (3rd all time)
LPGA Tour72 (3rd all time)
Ladies European Tour17
LPGA of Japan Tour2
ALPG Tour4
Other Major tour wins3
Best results in Major Championships
U.S. OpenWon: 1995, 1996, 2006
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1995, 1996, 2006
PGA ChampionshipWon: 2003, 2004, 2005
Kraft Nabisco C'shipWon: 2001, 2002, 2005
LPGA ChampionshipWon: 2003, 2004, 2005
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1995, 1996, 2006
du Maurier Classic2nd: 1998
Women's British OpenWon: 2003
Achievements and awards
Hall of Fame2003
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1994
LPGA Tour
Player of the Year
1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
LPGA Vare Trophy1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005
LPGA Tour
Money Winner
1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
LET
Rookie of the Year
1993
LET
Order of Merit Winner
1995
LET
Player of the Year
1995, 2002

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Annika Sörenstam ( ) (born 9 October 1970) is a Swedish-American professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer with the most wins to her name. She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million-over $8 million ahead of her nearest rival. Since 2006, Sörenstam has held dual American and Swedish citizenship.

The winner of a record eight Player of the Year awards, and six Vare Trophies given to the LPGA player with the lowest seasonal scoring average, she is the only female golfer to have shot a 59 in competition. She holds various all-time scoring records including the lowest season scoring average: 68.6969 in 2004.

Representing Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994 2007, Sörenstam was the event's all-time leading points earner until her record was surpassed by England's Laura Davies during the 2011 Solheim Cup.

Sörenstam made history at the Bank of America Colonial tournament in 2003 as the first woman to play in a men's PGA Tour event since 1945. Often known simply as "Annika," she achieved the fame of male golfers known in the same way: Arnie (Arnold Palmer), Jack (Nicklaus) and Tiger (Woods). Her growing off-course interests include the ANNIKA golf academy, golf course design, ANNIKA-branded products, and a charitable foundation.


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