Who's who in golf - Anna Nordqvist


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Name: - Anna Maria Nordqvist
Country: - Sweden
Born : - June 10, 1987 in Eskilstuna, Södermanland County, Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Eskilstuna, Sweden
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2008
Web Address: - http://www.annanordqvist.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Puma Golf; Rolex; Cobra.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US LPGA Ch'ship (2009); Evian Ch'ship (2017). British Ladies Amateur champion (2008). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the European and LPGA Tours. Ladies European Tr Rookie of the Year (2009).


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Nordqvist attended college at Arizona State University, and now resides in Orlando, Florida. She was runner-up in the British Ladies Amateur Championship in 2006 and 2007. Her perseverance eventually paid off, winning the event at the third attempt in 2008.

Nordqvist's first professional win came in only her fifth professional start, which also happended to be a major championship, the 2009 LPGA Championship. Eight years later she bagged a second major title, winning the Evian Championship in a playoff.

Nordqvist was the Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2009, and also runner-up to Jiyai Shin for the LPGA Rookie of the Year award in the same year.


Top tournaments won by Anna Nordqvist

2017Wmn MajorsEvian Ch'shipEvian Resort204 (-9)$547,500
The Evian Championship (24th) (Sept 15-17). Nordqvist (Swe) beat Brittany Altomore (USA) with a bogey at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). Event reduced to three rounds after the first round became a wash-out and was controversially cancelled, that day. The scores of players who had started their first round were also cancelled. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
2017Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET68.18n/a
Nordqvist (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Azahara Munoz (Esp) was second with 68.84; In-kyung "IK" Kim (S Kor) was third with 69.27.
2017Wmn AmericaLPGA Founders CupWildfire GC263 (-25)$225,000
Played as the Bank of Hope Founders Cup (March 16-19). Second-placed In-gee Chun (S Kor), Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) and Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nordqvist (Swe). [Composite of Palmer & Faldo courses, Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ].
2016Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort196 (-17)$225,000
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 3-5). Second-placed Haru Nomura (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nordqvist (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
2015Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort205 (-8)$225,000
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (May 29-31). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 1 shot behind Nordqvist (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
2014Wmn AmericaKia ClassicAviara GC275 (-13)$255,000
Played as the Kia Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nordqvist (Swe), who claimed her fourth LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
2014Wmn AsiaLPGA ThailandSiam CC273 (-15)US$225,000
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 20-23; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed and defending champion Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Nordqvist (Swe), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
2011Wmn EuropeEuropean Nations CupLa Sella267 (-21)€42,000
Played as the European Nations Cup (April 14-17; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Second-placed Germany (Anja Monke & Caroline Masson) and England (Laura Davies & Melissa Reid) finished 3 shots behind defending champions Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson). [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].
2010Wmn EuropeEuropean Nations CupLa Sella267 (-21)€42,000
Played as the Communitat Valenciana European Nations Cup (April 22-25; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson) beat Australia (Karrie Webb & Karen Lunn) at the third playoff hole. [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].
2010Wmn AmericaMojo 6 TournamentCinnamon Hill1 up$350,000
Played as the inaugural (and only) Mojo 6 Tournament (Aril 15/16; unofficial 16-player LPGA Tour event). Nordqvist (Swe) beat Amanda Blumenhurst (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Cinnamon Hill GC, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica].
2009Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LET€100,966see Score
Nordqvist (Swe) won the LET 2009 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished 13th on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €100,966.
2009Wmn AmericaTour Championship (LPGA Tr)Houstonian G&CC203 (-13)$225,000
Played as the inaugural LPGA Tour Championship presented by Rolex (Nov 19-23; replaced the ADT Championship as the Tour's season-ending event). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 2 shots behind Nordqvist (Swe), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. Reduced to 54-holes and final round delayed by a day due to bad weather. [Houstonian G&CC, Richmond, Texas].
2009Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABulle Rock GC273 (-15)$300,000
The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (55th) (June 11-14). Second-placed Lindsey Wright (Aus) finished 4 shots behind LPGA Tour rookie Nordqvist (Swe). This was Nordqvist's debut LPGA Championship, first LPGA Tour win and first major championship title. [Bulle Rock GC, Havre De Grace, Maryland].
2008Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Ladies)North Berwick3 & 2n/a
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (105th). After losing in the final in 2006 and 2007, Nordqvist (Swe) made it third time lucky, winning 3 and 2 in the final against fellow Swede, Caroline Hedwall. [North Berwick GC, North Berwick, East Lothian].
2005Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Girls)West Hill2 & 1amateur
Played as the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. Nordqvist (Swe) beat Azahara Muñoz (Esp) 2 and 1 in the final match. [West Hill GC, Brookwood, nr Woking, Surrey].

 

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