Annika Sörenstam

Golfer

1970 –

72

Who is Annika Sörenstam?

Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish retired professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female 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 $3 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 shoot 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 and 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.

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Born
Oct 9, 1970
Bro, Sweden
Also known as
  • Annika Sorenstam
  • annika_sorenstam
  • Annika Sörenstam
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Swedish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • University of Arizona
Lived in
  • Orlando

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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