- Annika Sorenstam Player Profile
Annika Sorenstam Biography
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- Annika Sorenstam
Annika Sorenstam Biography
Annika Sorenstam was born in Bro, Sweden on 9th October 1970. As a child she preferred tennis but took up golf at age 12. She quickly became good enough to start winning, but was very shy. She's said that she sometimes blew shots in order to finish second and avoid having to talk to anyone after a win.
Sorenstam attended the University of Arizona where she was a two-time All-America selection and co-player of the year in 1991. She won the 1991 NCAA Championship and the 1992 World Amateur Championship.
Sorenstam turned pro in 1992 and in 1993 she was Rookie of the Year on the Ladies European Tour. She moved up to the LPGA in 1994 and, although she didn't win, was Rookie of the Year there, too.
Her first win finally came at the 1995 U.S. Women's Open, and Sorenstam took off on what might be the best career in LPGA history. From 1995 through 2006, Sorenstam won eight money titles and never finished lower than fourth. She won 69 tournaments and 10 majors in that period.
Sorenstam was one of the best players throughout the mid- to late-90s, winning three times in 1997, six in 1997, four in 1998, twice in 1999, and five times in 2000.
Sorenstam dominated from 2001-2005, she was money leader, lowest scorer and Player of the Year every year. Her win totals included 11 in 2002 and 10 in 2005.
She became one of the longest hitters on the tour without losing any of her pinpoint accuracy. Along the way, she became much more comfortable in front of the cameras, her public demeanor becoming more confident, and won over many more fans.
At the 2003 Colonial, Sorenstam became the first woman since 1945 to play on the PGA Tour. Sorenstam shot 71-75 and missed the cut, but earned plaudits for her play and the way she handled the publicity circus.
Sorenstam dominated the LPGA Tour again in 2005, but her play slipped in 2006 - with "only" three wins, she was surpassed by Lorena Ochoa at the top of the LPGA pecking order.
Sorenstam suffered a neck injury in 2007 that limited her schedule, and at the end of the year she had recorded only her second winless season on the LPGA.
On 13th May 2008, Sorenstam announced it would be her final season on the LPGA Tour - she would leave competitive golf at the end of the year. Her last tournament victory came in a playoff at the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, an event co sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the Ladies Asian Golf tour. Her last scheduled tournament on the LPGA Tour was the season-ending ADT Championship in November, where she failed to make the weekend play in the event's unique playoff structure. Her final sanctioned LPGA appearance was as the winning captain of Team International at the 2008 Lexus Cup in Singapore. Her last professional tournament was the Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour in December 2008 where she finished tied for 7th.
Annika Sorenstam Profile & Tournament Results
|Dates||Tournament||Position||Prize Money||Overall Score|
|20/11/2008 - 23/11/2008||Stanford Financial Tour Championship||17||$8,533.00||0|
|13/11/2008 - 16/11/2008||Lorena Ochoa Invitational||2||$87,818.00||-12|
|24/10/2008 - 26/10/2008||Grand China Air LPGA||17||$22,150.00||-2|
|16/10/2008 - 19/10/2008||Kapalua LPGA Classic||25||$12,225.00||2|
|02/10/2008 - 05/10/2008||Samsung World Championship||15||$16,249.00||3|
|22/08/2008 - 24/08/2008||Safeway Classic||6||$43,842.00||-7|
|14/08/2008 - 17/08/2008||CN Canadian Women's Open||21||$23,305.00||0|
|31/07/2008 - 03/08/2008||Ricoh Women's British Open||24||$18,317.00||-6|
|24/07/2008 - 27/07/2008||Evian Masters||17||$44,297.00||-7|
|26/06/2008 - 29/06/2008||U.S. Women's Open||24||$35,276.00||3|
|19/06/2008 - 22/06/2008||Wegmans LPGA||33||$12,404.00||-2|
|05/06/2008 - 08/06/2008||McDonald's LPGA Championship||3||$115,911.00||-11|
|29/05/2008 - 01/06/2008||Ginn Tribute||32||$17,030.00||-4|
|15/05/2008 - 18/05/2008||Sybase Classic||11||$34,274.00||-5|
|08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008||Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill||1||$330,000.00||-19|
|24/04/2008 - 27/04/2008||Stanford International Pro-Am||1||$300,000.00||-8|
|17/04/2008 - 20/04/2008||Ginn Open||44||$10,109.00||-1|
|03/04/2008 - 06/04/2008||Kraft Nabisco Championship||2||$160,369.00||-6|
|27/03/2008 - 30/03/2008||Phoenix LPGA International||9||$28,158.00||-11|
|28/02/2008 - 02/03/2008||HSBC Women's Champions||2||$183,533.00||-9|
|21/02/2008 - 23/02/2008||Fields Open||4||$67,112.00||-12|
|14/02/2008 - 16/02/2008||SBS Open at Turtle Bay||1||$165,000.00||-10|