Who's who: Anna Nordqvist

  • Anna Nordqvist, British Open Champion 2021
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  • Photo of Anna Nordqvist
  • Anna Nordqvist, British Open Champion 2021
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  • Photo of Anna Nordqvist
  • Photo of Anna Nordqvist

Who's who: Anna Nordqvist

  • Name:

    Anna Maria Nordqvist
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    June 10, 1987 in Eskilstuna, Södermanland County, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2008
  • Website:

    https://www.annanordqvist.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): US LPGA Ch'ship (2009); Evian Ch'ship (2017); Women's British Open (2021). British Ladies Amateur champion (2008). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17, '19, '21). Multiple wins on the European and LPGA Tours. Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (2009).

Did you know?

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

2022
Europe
281 (-7)
€37,500
Big Green Egg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Big Green Egg

Played as the Big Green Egg Open (July 14-17). Second-placed Sarah Schober (Aut) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe). Outside of her major championship wins (two of which came in Europe), this was Nordqvist's first official money-list win on the Ladies European Tour. [Rosendaelsche GC, Arnhem, Netherlands].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$870,000

Title sponsor

AIG

The AIG Women's Open (45th) (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Georgia Hall (Eng), Madelene Sagstrom (Swe) and Lizette Salas (USA) finished 1 shot behind Anna Nordqvist (Swe), who recorded her third major championship win. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

2017
Majors
204 (-9)
$547,500
Evian

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$547,500

Title sponsor

Evian

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].

2017
America
263 (-25)
$225,000
Bank of Hope

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Hope

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].

2017
Awards
68.18
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Venue

Score

68.18

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

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.

2016
America
196 (-17)
$225,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

196 (-17)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

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].

2015
America
205 (-8)
$225,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

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].

2014
America
275 (-13)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Venue

Aviara

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

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].

2014
Asia
273 (-15)
US$225,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

2011
Europe
267 (-21)
€42,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€42,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2010
Europe
267 (-21)
€42,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€42,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

1 up

Prize money

$350,000

Title sponsor

Mojo

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].

2009
America
Houstonian G&CC
203 (-13)
$225,000
Rolex

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Venue

Houstonian G&CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Rolex

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].

2009
Majors
273 (-15)
$300,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

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].

2009
Awards
€100,966
see Score
Ryder Cup Wales

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Venue

Score

€100,966

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

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.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

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].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Nordqvist, Anna

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LGU

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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