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Who is Annika Sorenstam?

Annika Sörenstam (born 9 October 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. She is regarded as one of the best female golfers in history. 

Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she had 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 $2 million ahead of her nearest rival while playing 149 fewer events. Since 2006, Sörenstam has held dual American and Swedish citizenship.

Annika Sorenstam Biography, Wiki

Annika Sörenstam, (born October 9, 1970, Stockholm, Sweden), Swedish-born American golfer who was one of the most successful golfers in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Sörenstam began playing golf at age 12, and she was a member of the Swedish national team from 1987 to 1992. She attended the University of Arizona, where she won a National Collegiate Athletic Association title in 1991 and earned All-America honours in 1991 and 1992.

In 1992 she won the world amateur championship, finished second at the U.S. women’s amateur championship, and posted the second lowest score among amateurs at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Sörenstam was the European tour’s Rookie of the Year in 1993 and, with three top-10 finishes on the LPGA tour in 1994, was named that tour’s Rookie of the Year as well.

In 1995 she posted her first LPGA tour victory at the U.S. Women’s Open and went on to win Player of the Year honours, a feat she would repeat seven additional times in the following 10 years. In 1998 Sörenstam became the first player on the LPGA tour to finish the season with a scoring average below 70 (69.99).

Annika Sorenstam Biography Wikipedia
Annika Sorenstam
Full nameAnnika Charlotta Sörenstam
Born9 October 1970 (age 51)
Bro, Stockholm County, Sweden
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Sporting nationality Sweden
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseDavid Esch (1997–2005)
Mike McGee (m. 2009)
Children1 daughter, 1 son

Annika Sorenstam Career

Sörenstam won eight LPGA events in 2001, including her second major tournament, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. That year she also became the first woman to shoot a 59 in a round of a professional tournament.

She won 11 events in 2002—the most in the LPGA in nearly 40 years—and in 2003 she won the LPGA Championship and the Women’s British Open to complete the career Grand Slam. In 2003 Sörenstam also became the first woman to play in a men’s Professional Golf Association tournament (the Bank of America Colonial Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas) since Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1945.

Sörenstam broke her own single-season scoring average record in 2004 when she posted a mean score of 68.69 for the year while finishing in the top 10 in 16 of the 18 LPGA tournaments she entered. In 2006 Sörenstam won the U.S. Women’s Open for her 10th career major title.

Her play subsequently fell off, and she retired from competitive golf in 2008. Sörenstam was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2021 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Annika Soresntam Personal Life

Sörenstam has been described as an atheist. She met her first husband David Esch in 1994 on the driving range at Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an LPGA rookie practicing for a tournament and he worked for club manufacturer Ping. 

They were engaged at the 1995 Evian Masters, married in Lake Tahoe on 4 January 1997, and were divorced in 2005. In August 2007 she became engaged to Mike McGee, the managing director for the ANNIKA brand of businesses and son of former PGA Tour and Champions Tour player Jerry McGee. They married at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida, on 10 January 2009.

Annika Sorenstam FAQ’s

Who is Annika Sorenstam?

Annika Sörenstam (born 9 October 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. She is regarded as one of the best female golfers in history. 

How old is Annika Sorenstam?

Annika Sorenstam is currently 51 years old.

Who is Annika Sorenstam’s husband?

She met her first husband David Esch in 1994 on the driving range at Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an LPGA rookie practicing for a tournament and he worked for club manufacturer Ping. 

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