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Name: Annika Sorenstam
Annika Sorenstam Bio
5'6", blond hair, blue eyes...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Credits her parents Tom and Gunilla and her sister Lotta (Charlotta) as the individuals most influencing her career...Her sister Charlotta also is an LPGA Tour member...In 1995, she won the Athlete of the Year Award in Sweden, the country's most prestigious award in sports...Recognized during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top-50 players and teachers...Named Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year in 1995, 1997, 2000-04...Has won six ESPY Awards as outstanding women's golf performer of the Year (1996, 1998-99, 2002-04)...Honored by the March of Dimes with the 2003 Sports Woman of the Year Award...In 2003, won the LPGA's Patty Berg Award and the 2003 Golf Writers' Trophy by the Association of Golf WritersNamed 2003 Sportswoman of the Year by the Laureus World Sports AcademyNamed 2003-04 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year...Named 2003 Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy...Received the 2004 Golf Tee Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association (MGWA)Won the Association of Golf Writers (Europe) award for 2004 Player of the YearNamed the 2004 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the YearAuthored her first book, Golf Annika's Way, which was released in October 2004
Annika Sorenstam Links
Married David Esch on Jan. 4, 1997...Hobbies include sports, music and cooking...Qualified for the Tour on her first attemptRepresents Callaway Golf, Mercedes-Benz, Oakley, Cutter & Buck, Rolex, Kraft and ADT.
Earned her seventh Rolex Player of the Year award to tie Kathy Whitworth for the most in LPGA history.
The McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola was her seventh major championship victory. Her win at the Mizuno Classic was her fourth-straight victory at the event, making her the second LPGA player to win the same LPGA event four consecutive years (joined Laura Davies, who won the Standard Register PING from 1994-97). Defeated Cristie Kerr in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff at the ADT Championship to become the event's first three-time champion.
Set or tied LPGA records for fastest to $400,000, $500,000, $700,000, $800,000, $900,000 and $1 million in season earnings; set or tied LPGA records for most consecutive $400,000, $500,000, $600,000, $700,000, $800,000, $900,000 and $1 million seasons; became the first player to reach $14 million in career earnings with her win at the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola and the first player to reach $15 million in career earnings with her win at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford.
Broke the LPGA single-season scoring average record, which she set in 2002; her 68.69696 average bested her previous record by .000399. Won the ANZ Ladies Masters and the HP Open on the Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour (LET) for her 11th and 12th international wins. Competed against Fred Couples, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott in the Merrill Lynch Skins Game.
Annika Sorenstam Filmography
"ESPN Sports Century" playing "Herself" in episode: "Nancy Lopez" 27 August 2001