Annika Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam

Active - 2013 - 2013  |   Born - Oct 9, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation

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  • At age 12 was a nationally ranked junior tennis player.
  • As a young golfer would intentionally miss putts at the end of tournaments so she wouldn’t win and have to speak afterward.
  • Sister Charlotta is also on the LPGA Tour.
  • Met her husband, David, on a driving range in Phoenix.
  • Became only the second woman in history to cross over to a men’s event when she played in the Colonial Open in May 2003.
  • Selected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
  • Only the second woman to ever earn more than $2 million in a season on the LPGA Tour, and the first player in LPGA history to cross the $20 million mark in career earnings.
  • Opened the ANNIKA Academy outside Orlando, Florida.