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Sorenstam, Annika (swe)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Annika Sorenstam
Surname Sorenstam
First Name(s) Annika
Date of Birth 9th October 1970
Place of Birth Stockholm
Nationality Sweden
Residence Florida
Interests Sport, cooking, music.
Date turned Pro. 16th October 1992
Exemption Status 01 - Life Members
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 2,994,627.79
Tournaments Played 63
Tournaments Won 17
Playoff Record 3/3
Top Ten Finishes 28
Completed Rounds 240
Lowest Round 64 (2 times)
Stroke Average 70.50
Total vs Par -452
Average vs Par -1.85
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 n/a 145,231.54 3
1998 n/a 90,453.13 2
1999 n/a 106,699.54 2
2000 n/a 344,500.08 3
2001 n/a 33,399.74 2
2002 n/a 483,940.49 4
2003 n/a 286,991.24 3
2004 n/a 361,384.77 4
2005 2 180,639.36 3
2006 3 225,822.07 4
2007 7 170,102.18 4
2008 18 102,159.23 6

Biography Sorenstam, Annika (swe)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Won Rookie of the Year in 1993 after finishing second in the Ford Golf Classic, Holiday Inn Leiden Open, the European Open and the BMW Italian Open. Won 1994 Rookie of the Year on the LPGA Tour. Made debut for Europe in the 1994 Solheim Cup match. Maiden win as a professional in the 1994 Holden Australian Open. In 1995 became the first player to top both the European and LPGA Tour money lists in the same year. Established record winnings of £130,324 to win the Ford Order of Merit. Won the 1995 OVB Damen Open, her first win in Europe. Won the US Women’s Open, her first victory in the United States. In 1995 became the first European to win both the LPGA’s Rolex Player of the Year and Vare Trophy awards. In 1995 became the first woman to win Golf World Award for World Player of the Year. In 1996 retained the US Women’s Open with a record score and by six strokes, the largest winning margin since 1980. 1997 Finished 1st on LPGA Money list with Tour record earnings of $1,236,789. Became only the second LPGA player to break $1 million barrier in season earnings. Her most successful season since joining the LPGA in 1993.  Achieved six victories to take the Rolex Player of the Year Award. Had a remarkable 16 top-10 finishes in 22 events for a scoring average of 70.04. Won the JC Penney/LPGA Skins Game. Finished the year first on PING Leader board. 1998 Finished top of the money list for the second year running. Voted Rolex Player of the Year for third time in four seasons. Winner of Vare Trophy with an LPGA all-time low scoring average. 2000 won Evian Masters (with an eagle in the playoff against Karrie Webb) and three other events on LPGA Tour. 2000 finished leading unofficial money winner in Europe and second to Webb on LPGA money list. 2000 helped Europe to victory in Solheim Cup at Loch Lomond, where she was involved in a controversial incident in the Fourballs when she was asked to replay a chip-in that was taken out of turn. 2001 Won four consecutive events early in the season, including the Standard Register PING where she posted a new 18-hole scoring record of 59 (-13) during the second round. Captured the Nabisco Championship, to mark her first major victory since 1996. Won both events in Japan to total eight wins on the season. Became first ever player to break the $2 million barrier in one season. Finished in the top twenty 20 times in 26 starts. 2002 - Set or tied 20 records on her way to winning 13 times around the world in 2002. Won her fourth major at the Nabisco Championship. See 2002 Highlights for more details. In 2003 Annika won the ADT money list on the LPGA breaking the $2million mark for the second straight season Annika won the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, the McDonald's LPGA Championship, Weetabix Women's British Open, completing the Career Grand Slam, the Safeway Classic and she three-peated at the Mizuno Classic. Also placed second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, tied for second at the LPGA Takefuji Classic and the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, tied for third at the Safeway PING Presented by Yoplait, finished fourth at the Samsung World Championship, placed sixth at the Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill, placed fourth at the U.S. Women's Open. Also won the Solheim Cup with Europe at Barsebäck. Became the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour when she teed up at the Colonial Bank of America Tournament in Fort Worth. In 2004, won half of the events she played in with ten victories around the world. In 2005, won eleven events around the world including two majors: the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, taking her total tally of majors to nine. Collected her eighth Rolex Player of the Year award and eighth ADT Official Money List title on the LPGA Tour. Won her sixth Vare Trophy with the fourth lowest scoring average in LPGA history, 69.33. Became the only player in LPGA history to sweep Rolex Player of the Year honours, the Vare Trophy and the ADT Official Money List title five times (Kathy Whitworth earned all three in 1966, 1967, 1971 and 1972).Won four points out of a possible five at The 2005 Solheim Cup at Crooked Stick and became the event’s all-time leading points earner with 211/2 points. In 2006, her second place finish at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic hoisted her over the $20 million mark in career earnings ($20,000,980). Won her 10th major championship at the US Women’s Open. (See 2006 Highlights for details). Won one event after injury in 2007: the Dubai Ladies Masters on the LET.

In 2008 Annika, the greatest female golfer for a generation, stepped away from competitive play at the end of the 2008 season following the Dubai Ladies Masters in the UAE. At the time of her stepping away she was ranked 3rd in the world and still very much on her game. She won four times around the world in 2008, with one win on the LET and three titles on the US LPGA Tour: the SBS OPEN at Turtle Bay, Stanford International Pro-Am, 2008 Michelob ULTRA Open. Secured her 89th career title at the inaugural Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China on the Ladies European Tour. Defeating China's Li Ying Ye at the second extra hole of a sudden death playoff. 

AMATEUR

Finalist US Amateur Championship 1992. Best individual World Amateur Team Championship 1992. Won seven collegiate titles while at University of Arizona, College Player of Year 1991. NCAA Champion 1991. NCAA All-American 1991, 1992.

PERSONAL

168cm with blonde hair and blue eyes. Hobbies include sports, music, computers and cooking. In 1995, she won the Athlete of the Year Award in Sweden, the country's most prestigious award in sports. Sister of Charlotta, fellow tour professional golfer. Annika started playing golf at the age of 12. Authored her first book, Golf Annika's Way, which was released in October 2004. In June 2008, Annika was named a USGA Ambassador. Annika has worked hard on her off-the-course businesses, which include the ANNIKA Academy, the ANNIKA Foundation, the ANNIKA Collection with Cutter & Buck, ANNIKA Financial Group, numerous golf course design projects, tournaments she hosts, along with her website and blog. New projects include an ANNIKA fragrance and wine, both launching in May 2009.Annika stepped away from competitive play at the end of the 2008 season. She married second husband Mike McGee on 10th January 2009 at Lake Nona near her home in Orlando, Florida. McGee, the son of former PGA TOUR and CHAMPIONS TOUR golfer Jerry McGee, has served as Managing Director for the ANNIKA brand of businesses since Dec. 2006, when he relocated to Orlando.  Daughter, Ava Madelyn McGee, born 1st September 2009. Son, William Nicholas McGee, born 21st March, 2011.

LET VICTORIES

(17) 1995 OVB Damen Open, Hennessy Cup. 1996 Trygg Hansa Open. 1997 Compaq Open, 1998 Compaq Open. 2000 Evian Masters. 2002 ANZ Masters, Evian Masters, Compaq Open. 2003 Weetabix Women’s British Open. 2004 ANZ Ladies Masters, HP Open. 2005 Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika. 2006 Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika. 2006 Dubai Ladies Masters, 2007 Dubai Ladies Masters. 2008 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China.

OTHER VICTORIES

(72) 1994 Holden Australian Open Championship (ALPG Tour). 1995 U.S. Women’s Open, GHP Heartland Classic, Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf, Australian Masters (ALPG Tour). 1996 U.S. Women’s Open, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf. 1997 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions, Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open, Longs Drugs Challenge, Michelob Light Classic, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship. 1998 Michelob Light Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic, SAFECO Classic. 1999 Michelob Light Classic, New Albany Golf Classic. 2000 Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic. 2001 Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Standard Register PING, Nabisco Championship, The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open, CISCO World Ladies Match Play Championship, Mizuno Classic.   2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Aerus Electrolux USA Championship Hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Williams Championship, Safeway Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship.   2003 The Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG, Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, Mizuno Classic, Nichirei Cup (LPGA of Japan Tour). 2004 Safeway International Presented by Pepsi, Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, LPGA Corning Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship. 2005 MasterCard Classic, Safeway Int. Presented by Coca-Cola, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, ShopRite LPGA Classic, McDonald's LPGA Championship, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship. 2006 MasterCard Classic, U.S. Women's Open Championship conducted by the USGA, State Farm Classic. 2008 SBS OPEN at Turtle Bay, 2008 Stanford International Pro-Am, 2008 Michelob ULTRA Open.

OTHER:

2006 Women’s World Cup of Golf with Liselotte Neumann for Sweden.

SOLHEIM CUP

(8): 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007

2011 European Assistant Captain

 

TOUR RECORD

Year-earnings-ranking

1993                                       £55,927       3         

1994                                       £58,360       4         

1995                                       £130,324    1         

1996                                       £41,500       –         

1997                                       £87,806       –

1998                                       £54,688       –

1999                                       £64,510       –

2000                                       4,311            –

2001                                       –         –

2002                                       –         –

2003                                       –         –

2004                                       –         –

2005                                       €180,639.36          –

2006                                       €225,822.07          3

2007                                       €170,794.70         7

2008                                       €102,159.23          18

2009                                       –         –

2010                                       _         _

2011                                      _          _


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