Name:Anna Maria Nordqvist
Born:June 10, 1987 in Eskilstuna, Södermanland County, Sweden.
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 Anna Nordqvist (Swe). [Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ; composite of back-nines of Palmer & Faldo courses].
The Evian Championship (24th) (Sept 15-17). Nordqvist (Swe) beat Brittany Altomore (USA) with a bogey at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). 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].
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.
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 3-5). Second-placed Haru Nomura (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Anna Nordqvist (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (May 29-31). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Played as the Kia Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Lizette Salas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who claimed her fourth LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 20-23; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed and defending champion Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
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].
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].
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].
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 Anna 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].
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].
Ryder Cup Wales
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.
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].
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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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