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Annika Sörenstam

Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Sweden
Swedish

Why Famous: Won 10 LPGA major titles and an 8-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year.

Born: October 9, 1970
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Age: 50 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Events in the Life of Annika Sörenstam

  • 1994-08-14 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open
  • 1995-07-16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon
  • 1995-08-20 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Australian Karrie Webb scores a 6 stroke win over runners-up Annika Sörenstam and Jill McGill
  • 1996-03-31 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Patty Sheehan wIns by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Meg Mallon, Kelly Robbins and Annika Sörenstam
  • 1996-06-02 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles GC: Annika Sörenstam retains her title by 6 shots from Kris Tschetter
  • 1998-08-02 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Essex GC: Brandie Burton wins by 1 shot from Annika Sörenstam
  • 2001-03-25 Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Sweden's Annika Sörenstam shoots a final round 69 to win the first of her 3 titles at this event, 3 strokes ahead of 5 runners-up
  • 2001-08-19 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Angus Glen GC: Annika Sörenstam wins by 2 from Kelly Robbins
  • 2002-03-31 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Defending champion Annika Sörenstam of Sweden shoots a final round 68 to win, 1 stroke ahead of compatriot Liselotte Neumann
  • 2002-07-07 US Open Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Juli Inkster wins her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam; Inkster's 7th and final major victory
  • 2003-03-30 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Patricia Meunier-Lebouc of France wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of the 2-time defending champion Annika Sörenstam of Sweden
  • 2003-05-22 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • 2003-06-08 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Sweden's Annika Sörenstam wins in a playoff over Grace Park of South Korea with a par on the first sudden death hole
  • 2003-08-03 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins by 1 stroke from Se Ri Pak; completes career grand slam for Sörenstam
  • 2004-05-10 Laureus World Sports Awards, Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Annika Sörenstam; Team: England Men's National Rugby Union team
  • 2004-06-13 50th LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Sweden's Annika Sörenstam goes back-to-back by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Shi Hyun Ahn
  • 2004-07-04 US Open Women's Golf, Orchards GC: Meg Mallon shoots final round 65 (−6) to win her second US title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Annika Sörenstam of Sweden
  • 2005-03-27 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins event for the 3rd time, 8 strokes ahead of American Rosie Jones
  • 2005-06-12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 3-peat for Annika Sörenstam of Sweden; wins by 3 strokes ahead of 15-year-old amateur Michelle Wie
  • 2005-07-17 13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win
  • 2006-07-03 US Open Women's Golf, Newport CC: Annika Sörenstam wins her 10th and final major title by 4 strokes in a playoff with Pat Hurst
  • 2006-07-16 14th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win
  • 2008-04-06 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: top-ranked Lorena Ochoa of Mexico shoots a bogey-free final round 67 to win by 5 strokes ahead of Suzann Pettersen and Annika Sörenstam

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