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Encyclopedia > Annika Sörenstam

Annika Sörenstam Sound listen is a professional golfer from Sweden. To play the audio file do not click on the -image. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Born in Stockholm on October 9, 1970, Sörenstam became a professional golfer in 1993 and is considered by many to be the most successful female golfer ever. The Stockholm City Hall Stockholm  listen is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


As of 15 May 2005, she had won 60 LPGA tournaments (see list below), including eight majors. Every year from 2000 to 2004 she won at least five tournaments and she tops the LPGA's career money list by several million dollars, with earnings of over sixteen million dollars. May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


She's won seven Rolex Player of the Year awards, and is the holder of various all-time scoring records, including the lowest score in a single round (59 in the second round of the 2001 Standard Register PING tournament) and the lowest scoring average for one season (68.70 in 2002).


Amid notable controversy, Sörenstam was invited to play in The Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas in May of 2003, making her the first woman to play in a PGA event since Babe Zaharias, who qualified for the 1945 Los Angeles Open. Cheered through each hole, she shot a +5, tying for 96th out of the 111 who finished the first two rounds, not enough to make the cut. In 2003 Annika Sörenstam was invited to play in The Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, making her the first woman to play in a PGA event since Babe Zaharias, who qualified for the 1945 Los Angeles Open. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911-September 27, American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


She qualified for the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, but was not eligible for induction until finishing her tenth year on the LPGA tour, which she did in October 2003. She won the "World Sportswoman of the Year" award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2004. She won her last two LPGA events of that season and her first three of 2005 to equal Nancy Lopez's LPGA Tour record of five consecutive victories. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year. ... Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Roswell, New Mexico) is one of the most famous women in the history of the sport of golf. ...


LPGA victories

  • 1995 U.S. Open, GHP Heartland Classic, Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1996 U.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, Evian Masters, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic
  • 2001 Welch's/Circle K Championship, Standard Register PING, Kraft 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, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, Evian Masters, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Williams Championship, Safeway Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
  • 2003 The Office Depot Championship, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, McDonald's LPGA Championship, Weetabix Women's British Open, Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, Mizuno Classic
  • 2004 Safeway International, The Office Depot Championship, LPGA Corning Classic, McDonald's LPGA Championship, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
  • 2005 MasterCard Classic, Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

LPGA Majors are shown in bold. The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Dinah Shore Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Dinah Shore Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... The LPGA Championship is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Dinah Shore Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...


See also

This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour as at 15 May 2005. ... This is a list of Swedish athletes. ...

External links

  • LPGA bio page (http://www.lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=29)
  • Annika Sorenstam at Golf Stars Online (http://www.golfstarsonline.com/S/Annika_Sorenstam/) Links to feature articles, interviews, her career statistics etc.

 
 

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