Who's who: Annika Sörenstam

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Who's who: Annika Sörenstam

  • Name:

    Annika Sörenstam
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    Oct 9, 1970 in Bro, nr Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bro-Balsta GC, Sweden.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; founder ANNIKA Academy; golf course designer; founder of ANNIKA-branded golf clothing; entrepreneur.
  • Turned Pro:

    1992
  • Website:

    https://www.annikasorenstam.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (10): US Women's Open (1995, '96, 2006); Kraft Nabisco Ch'ship (2001, '02, '05); Women's British Open (2003); Women's PGA Ch'ship (2003, '04, '05); major wins included a "career slam" of four different majors. Solheim Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05, '07). Solheim Cup captain (2017).

Total professional wins (93), including LPGA Tour (72), Ladies European Tour (17), Australian Tour (4), Japan Tour (2). Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (1993) and Order of Merit winner (1995). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1994) and leading money winner (2001, '02, '03, '04, '05). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 61 weeks. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2003).

Recipient of H.M. The King's Medal, Sweden (2008); awarded one of the USA's top two civilian honours, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2020, by Pres Trump).

Golf course design

ANNIKA Course Design has been involved in several projects around the world. Those now open for play include (but are not limited to): Annika course Mission Hills, Shenzhen (China) and Euphoria Golf Estate (S Africa).

Did you know?

Now retired from competitive tour golf since 2008, Sörenstam's achievements as a professional player rank her as one of the most successful female golfers ever to have played the game. The records she set are legion, and include becoming the first foreign-born golfer to win back-to-back US Opens, the only female professional golfer (to date) to have shot 59 in competition and the winner of over $22 million in LPGA career earnings. She now lives in Orlando, Florida, and has dual Swedish and American citizenship.

Top tournaments won by Annika Sörenstam

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

275 (-8)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Stanford

Played as the inaugural (and only) Stanford International Pro-Am (April 24-27). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Paula Creamer (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Soffer course, Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; first two rounds also on the Miller course].

2008
America
206 (-10)
$165,000
SBS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

SBS

Played as the SBS Open at Turtle Bay (Feb 14-16; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Russy Gulyanamitta (Thai), Laura Diaz (USA) and Jane Park (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who clinched the 2008 season opener after a winless 2007 on the LPGA Tour. [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].

2008
America
265 (-19)
$330,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (May 8-11). Second-placed Allison Fouch (USA), Karen Stupples (Eng), Jeong Jang (S Kor) and Christina Kim (USA) finished 7 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (Oct 31-Nov 2; Ladies Eurpn and Asian Trs event). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Li-ying Ye (China) at the second playoff hole, to record her 89th professional career win. [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 16-19; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and Iben Tinning (Den) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her only win of 2007, a season impacted by injuries. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2006
America
Rail GC
269 (-19)
$195,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Rail GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the State Farm Classic (Aug 31-Sep 3). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

2006
Awards
68.33
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

68.33

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Sörenstam (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

$560,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (61st) (Jun 30-Jul 3). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Pat Hurst (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Sörenstam 70 (-1), Hurst 74 (+3). This was Sörenstam's third US Open, coming 11 years after her first win in this event and 10 years after her second. The final two rounds of regulation play were squeezed into the final day due to bad weather. [Newport CC, Newport, Rhode Island].

2006
America
Bosque Real CC
208 (-8)
$180,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Bosque Real CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta (March 10-12). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) and Seon Hwa Lee (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Bosque Real CC, Naucalpan, Mexico City].

2006
Europe
271 (-21)
€75,000
Annika

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

271 (-21)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Annika

Played as the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe), who won this event for the third straight year. [Bro-Balsta GK, Bro, nr Stockholm, Sweden ... Annika Sörenstam's home club].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Dubai Ladies Masters (Oct 26-29; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 6 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2005
America
277 (-11)
$210,000
Safeway/Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Safeway/Coca-Cola

Played as the Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola (March 17-20). Defending champion Sörenstam (Swe) beat Lorena Ochoa (Mex) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].

2005
America
Cedar Ridge
208 (-5)
$150,000
John Q Hammons

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Cedar Ridge

Score

208 (-5)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

John Q Hammons

Played as the John Q Hammons Hotel Classic (Sept 16-18). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].

2005
America
270 (-18)
$212,500
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Bighorn

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$212,500

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 13-16). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). 16-year old Michelle Wie made her debut as a professional and finished fourth, only to be disqualified for unintentionally playing from the wrong spot in the third round. [Canyons course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

2005
Awards
69.25
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

69.25

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her sixth Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Cristie Kerr (USA) was second with 70.86; Paula Creamer (USA) was third with 70.98.

2005
Majors
277 (-11)
$270,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (51st) (June 9-12). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA, amateur) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who claimed her third straight win in this event. [Bulle Rock GC, Havre De Grace, Maryland].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 17-20; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Soo-Yun Kang (S Kor), Michele Redman (USA) and Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe), who won her 10th LPGA Tour title of the 2005 season. [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

2005
Majors
273 (-15)
$270,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (34th) (March 24-27). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 8 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her fifth consecutive LPGA Tour win and her eighth major championship title. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

2005
Awards
374 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

374 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Sörenstam (Swe) won her eighth (and fifth straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2005
America
Eagle's Landing CC
265 (-23)
$240,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (May 12-15). Second-placed Candie Kung (USA) finished 10 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika (Aug 4-7; formerly the HP Open). Second-placed Natalie Gulbis (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

2005
Awards
$2,588,240
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$2,588,240

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her eighth (and fifth straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 2005 season earnings of $2,588,240 on the Tour. Paula Creamer (USA) was second with $1,531,780; Cristie Kerr was third with $1,360,941.

2005
America
Bosque Real CC
209 (-7)
$180,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Bosque Real CC

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the inaugural MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta (March 4-6). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Bosque Real CC, Naucalpan, Mexico City].

2005
America
196 (-17)
$210,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

196 (-17)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 3-5). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

2005
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
195 (-21)
US$150,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

US$150,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 4-6; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Jennifer Rosales (Phil) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who won this event for the fifth straight year. Sörenstam became the first professional golfer (PGA or LPGA Tours) to win a tournament five times in a row. [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

2004
Aus/NZ
269 (-19)
A$120,000
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

A$120,000

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

Played as the ANZ Ladies Masters (Feb 26-29; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Second-placed Karen Stupples (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her third win in this event. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 18-21; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Cristie Kerr (USA) with a bogey at the first playoff hole. [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

2004
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
194 (-22)
US$150,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

194 (-22)

Prize money

US$150,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 5-7; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Michie Ohba (S Kor), Grace Park (S Kor) and Ai Miyazato (Jpn) finished 9 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who won this event for the fourth straight year. [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

2004
America
270 (-18)
$180,000
Safeway/Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Safeway/Coca-Cola

Played as the Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola (March 18-21). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].

2004
Majors
DuPont CC
271 (-17)
$240,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (50th) (June 10-13). Second-placed Shi Hyun Ahn (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

2004
Awards
$2,544,707
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$2,544,707

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her seventh (and fourth straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 2004 season earnings of $2,544,707 on the Tour. Grace Park (S Kor) was second with $1,525,471; Lorena Ochoa (Mex) was third with $1,450,824.

2004
America
Cedar Ridge
204 (-9)
$150,000
John Q Hammons

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Cedar Ridge

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

John Q Hammons

Played as the John Q Hammons Hotel Classic (Sept 10-12). Second-placed Shi Hyun Ahn (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].

2004
America
270 (-18)
$206,250
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Bighorn

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$206,250

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 14-17). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Canyons course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

2004
Europe
275 (-13)
€69,834
HP

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Ullna

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€69,834

Title sponsor

HP

Played as the HP Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Carin Koch (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Ullna GC, Åkersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

2004
Awards
366.08 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

366.08 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Sörenstam (Swe) won her seventh (and fourth straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2004
America
El Caballero
207 (-9)
$262,500
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

El Caballero

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as The Office Depot Championship hosted by Amy Alcott (April 2-4). Second-placed Ashli Bunch (USA) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam, who recorded her 50th LPGA Tour win. [El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA].

2004
America
Corning CC
270 (-18)
$150,000
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Corning CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 27-30). Second-placed Vicki Goetze-Ackerman (USA) and Michelle Estill (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

2003
America
Stonebridge, IL
199 (-17)
$180,000
Kellogg-Keebler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Stonebridge, IL

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Kellogg-Keebler

Played as the Kellogg-Keebler Classic (May 30-Jun 1). Second-placed Mhairi McKay (Scot) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].

2003
Majors
DuPont CC
278 (-6)
$240,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by AIG (49th) (June 5-8). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Grace Park (S Kor) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

2003
Awards
340.19 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

340.19 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Sörenstam (Swe) won her sixth (and third straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2003
Awards
$2,029,506
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$2,029,506

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her sixth (and third straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 2003 season earnings of $2,029,506 on the Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with $1,611,928; Grace Park (S Kor) was third with $1,417,702.

2003
America
El Caballero
211 (-5)
$225,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

El Caballero

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as The Office Depot Championship hosted by Amy Alcott (April 4-6). Second-placed Heather Bowie (USA), Pat Hurst (USA) and defending champion Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA].

2003
America
201 (-15)
$180,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi (Sept 26-28). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$254,880

Title sponsor

Weetabix

The Weetabix Women's British Open (27th) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her second major championship win of 2003, sixth major title overall, and a coveted career grand slam of major titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

2003
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
192 (-24)
US$169,500
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

192 (-24)

Prize money

US$169,500

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 7-9; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe), Grace Park (S Kor) and Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 9 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who won this event for the third straight year. [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

2002
America
Vanderbilt Legends
271 (-17)
$120,000
Aerus Electrolux

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Vanderbilt Legends

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Aerus Electrolux

Played as the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship hosted by Vince Gill & Amy Grant (May 9-12). Second-placed Pat Hurst (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TN].

2002
America
199 (-17)
$150,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic (Sept 13-15). Second-placed Kate Golden (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

2002
America
Tulsa CC
199 (-11)
$150,000
Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Tulsa CC

Score

199 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Williams

Played as the Williams Championship (Sept 6-8). Second-placed Lorie Kane (Can) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Tulsa CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].

2002
Awards
$2,863,904
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$2,863,904

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fifth (and second straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 2002 season earnings of $2,863,904 on the Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with $1,722,281; Juli Inkster (USA) was third with $1,154,349.

2002
America
201 (-12)
$180,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

201 (-12)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 28-30). Second-placed Kate Golden (USA), Juli Inkster (USA) and Carin Koch (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

2002
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
201 (-15)
US$169,500
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

US$169,500

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 8-10; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

2002
Majors
280 (-8)
$225,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (31st) (Mar 28-31). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

196 (-14)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Takefuji

Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (Feb 28-Mar 2; LPGA Tour season opener). Sörenstam (Swe) beat defending champion Lorie Kane (Can) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Beach course, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].

2002
America
Stonebridge, IL
195 (-21)
$180,000
Kellogg-Keebler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Stonebridge, IL

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Kellogg-Keebler

Played as the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic (May 31-Jun 2). Second-placed Danielle Ammaccapane (USA), Mhairi McKay (Scot) and Michele Redman (USA) finished 11 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Stonebridge CC, Aurora, nr Chicago, Illinois].

2002
Europe
269 (-19)
US$315,000
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (June 12-15; LET/LPGA Trs event; recognised as a major ch'ship by the LET, but not by the LPGA Tour). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) and Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

2002
Awards
68.70
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

68.70

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fifth (and second straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with 69.84; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with 70.33.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Sörenstam (Swe) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2002
Europe
271 (-17)
€77,123
Compaq

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€77,123

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her third win in this event. [Vasatorps GK, Helsingborg, Sweden].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 21-24; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who won her 11th LPGA Tour title of the 2002 season. [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

2002
Awards
486.50 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

486.50 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fifth (and second straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2002
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
A$112,500
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

A$112,500

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

Played as the ANZ Ladies Masters (Feb 21-24; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Karrie Webb (Aus) in a playoff. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2002
America
Hiddenbrooke GC
266 (-22)
$162,000
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Hiddenbrooke GC

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 6 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, California].

2001
Asia
Musashigaoka CC
203 (-13)
US$162,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Musashigaoka CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

US$162,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 2-4; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. [Musashigaoka CC, Hanno, Saitama, Japan].

2001
America
Moon Valley CC
261 (-27)
$150,000
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship (March 15-18). Second-placed Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who shot a tournament record 13-under 59 in her second round. Sörenstam clinched her 25th LPGA Tour victory, and back-to-back wins on the Tour. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

2001
America
Wilshire CC
210 (-6)
$120,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as The Office Depot hosted by Amy Alcott (April 12-14; formerly Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) with a par at the first playoff hole. This was Sörenstam's fourth straight win on the LPGA Tour, shutting out all other players between mid-February and mid-April. [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].

2001
America
Eagle's Landing CC
203 (-13)
$180,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (May 4-6). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Sophie Gustafson (Swe) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

2001
Awards
$2,105,868
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$2,105,868

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fourth LPGA Tour Money List, with 2001 season earnings of $2,105,868 on the Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with $1,623,009; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with $1,535,404.

2001
Awards
384.25 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

384.25 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fourth LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2001
America
272 (-16)
$180,000
Bank of Montreal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Bank of Montreal

Played as the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (Aug 16-19; formerly the Peter Jackson Classic). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [South course, Angus Glen GC, Markham, nr Toronto, Ont.].

2001
Awards
69.42
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

69.42

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her fourth Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with 69.69; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with 70.16.

2001
Asia
Sosei CC
1 up
US$144,000
Cisco

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Sosei CC

Score

1 up

Prize money

US$144,000

Title sponsor

Cisco

Played as the inaugural Cisco World Ladies Match Play Championship (Oct 25-28; LPGA/JLPGA Trs 32-player individual match play event. Formerly an LPGA vs JLPGA team match play event, known in 2000 as the Cisco World Ladies Challenge, and before that the Nichirei International). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Se Ri Pak (S Kor) by 1 hole in the final. [Sosei CC, Narita, Chiba, Japan].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Nabisco

Played as the Nabisco Championship (30th) (March 22-25). Second-placed Akiko Fukushima (Jpn), Janice Moodie (Scot), Dottie Pepper (USA), Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). This was Sörenstam's third win in a row on the LPGA Tour. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

2001
America
265 (-23)
$112,500
Welch's/Circle K

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

Welch's/Circle K

Played as the Welch's/Circle K Championship (March 8-11). Second-placed Laura Diaz (USA), Michelle McGann (USA), Se Ri Pak (S Kor) and Dottie Pepper (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

2000
America
269 (-19)
$105,000
Welch's/Circle K

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Welch's/Circle K

Played as the Welch's/Circle K Championship (March 9-12). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Pat Hurst (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

2000
Europe
276 (-12)
US$270,000
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (June 14-17; co-sanctioned as an LET/LPGA Trs event for the first time; recognised as a major ch'ship by the LET, but not by the LPGA Tour). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Karrie Webb (Aus) with an eagle-three at the first playoff hole. [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

2000
America
CC of the North
197 (-19)
$97,500
Firstar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

CC of the North

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Firstar

Played as the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (May 19-21). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].

2000
America
Highland Meadows
274 (-10)
$150,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic (July 6-9). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Rachel Hetherington (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2000
America
206 (-7)
$135,000
JAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

206 (-7)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

JAL

Played as the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine (July 14-16). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). Reduced to 54 holes after heavy rain washed out Saturday's play. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1999
America
Forest Hills CC
278 (-10)
$120,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Forest Hills CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Light Classic (July 8-11). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Tina Barrett (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to win this event for the third straight year. [Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, Missouri].

1999
America
New Albany CC
269 (-19)
$150,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

New Albany CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural New Albany Golf Classic (Sept 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Mardi Lunn (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [New Albany CC, nr Columbus, Ohio].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 20-23). Second-placed Catrine Nilsmark (Swe), Helen Alfredsson (Swe) and Johanna Head (Eng) finished 10 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe), who tied the course record with a 5-under-par 67 in her final round. [Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

1998
America
Forest Hills CC
208 (-8)
$90,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Forest Hills CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Light Classic (June 5-7). Defending champion Sörenstam (Swe) beat Donna Andrews (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, Missouri].

1998
America
Meridian Valley CC
273 (-15)
$90,000
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 5 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

1998
America
196 (-17)
$150,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

196 (-17)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 26-28). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

1998
America
265 (-19)
$116,250
JAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$116,250

Title sponsor

JAL

Played as the JAL Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine (July 16-19). Second-placed Joan Pitcock (USA) finished 8 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1998
Awards
69.99
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

69.99

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her third Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Dottie Pepper (USA) was second with 70.46; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with 70.52.

1998
Awards
$1,092,748
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$1,092,748

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her third (and second straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 1998 season earnings of $1,092,748 on the Tour. Se Ri Pak (S Kor) was second with $872,170; Donna Andrews (USA) was third with $715,426.

1998
Awards
225.89 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

225.89 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her third (and second straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1997
Awards
$1,236,789
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$1,236,789

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her second LPGA Tour Money List, with 1997 season earnings of $1,236,789 on the Tour. Karrie Webb (Aus) was second with $987,606; Kelly Robbins (USA) was third with $910,907.

1997
America
277 (-11)
$160,000
ITT

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$160,000

Title sponsor

ITT

Played as the ITT LPGA Tour Championship (Nov 20-23; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Lorie Kane (Can) with a par at the third playoff hole. Pat Hurst (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

1997
America
Stonebriar CC
8 skins
$220,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

8 skins

Prize money

$220,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (May 24/25; unofficial LPGA Tr event). Sörenstam (Swe) won with a total of 8 skins worth $220,000. Second: Laura Davies (Eng) 5 skins worth $140,000. Third: Karrie Webb (Aus) 3 skins worth $100,000. Fourth: Dottie Pepper (USA) 2 skins worth $80,000. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1997
Awards
313.50 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

313.50 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her second LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1997
America
Forest Hills CC
277 (-11)
$90,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Forest Hills CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Light Classic (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Hiromi Kobayashi (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, Missouri].

1997
America
Twelve Bridges
285 (-3)
$75,000
Longs Drugs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Twelve Bridges

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Longs Drugs

Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge (April 3-6; formerly Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Pam Kometani (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Twelve Bridges GC, Lincoln, nr Sacremento, CA; now known as Catta Verdera CC].

1997
Europe
277 (-11)
£45,000
Compaq

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Catrin Nilsmark (Swe) finished 6 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Osterakers GC, Akersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1997
America
206 (-10)
$97,500
Cup Noodles

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Kapolei

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Cup Noodles

Played as the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open (Feb 20-22). Second-placed and defending champion Meg Mallon (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Kapolei GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

1997
America
Weston Hills, FL
272 (-16)
$115,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Weston Hills, FL

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$115,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions (Jan 9-12; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Weston Hills CC, Weston, nr Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1997
America
Berkleigh GC
274 (-14)
$90,000
CoreStates

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

CoreStates

Played as the CoreStates Betsy King Classic (Oct 2-5). Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

1996
Awards
70.47
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

70.47

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won her second Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour (over a minimum of 70 rounds). Karrie Webb (Aus) was second with 70.86; Liselotte Neumann (Swe) was third with 70.94. Laura Davies (Eng) averaged 70.32, but played only 68 rounds.

1996
Majors
272 (-8)
$212,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$212,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (51st) (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe). [Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC].

1996
Asia
Ildong Lakes
274 (-14)
$125,000
Samsung

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Ildong Lakes

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf (Oct 17-20; for the world's top 16 women professionals; previously top 12). Second-placed Helen Alfresson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. [Ildong Lakes GC, Kyonggi-do, S Korea].

1996
Europe
279 (-13)
£18,750
Trygg Hansa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Haninge

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

£18,750

Title sponsor

Trygg Hansa

Played as the Trygg Hansa Ladies Open (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) and Joanne Morley (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Sorenstam (Swe). [Haninge GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1996
America
Berkleigh GC
270 (-18)
$90,000
CoreStates

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

CoreStates

Played as the inaugural CoreStates Betsy King Classic (Oct 10-13). Laura Davies (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

1995
Aus/NZ
270 (-22)
A$45,000
Alpine

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

270 (-22)

Prize money

A$45,000

Title sponsor

Alpine

Played as the Alpine Australian Ladies Masters (Nov 16-19; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) finished 8 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

1995
Awards
69.75
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

69.75

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the WPG European Tour.

1995
Europe
Zell am See
270 (-22)
£15,000
OVB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Zell am See

Score

270 (-22)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

OVB

Played as the OVB Damen Open Austria (June 15-18). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her first win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [GC Zell am See, Kaprun, Austria].

1995
Europe
271 (-17)
£45,000
Hennessy

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Cup (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) and Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her second win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

1995
Awards
43 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

43 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1995
Awards
71.00
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

71.00

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Dottie Pepper (USA) was second with 71.13; Betsy King (USA) was third with 71.24.

1995
America
Forest Hills CC
278 (-10)
$78,750
GHP

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Forest Hills CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$78,750

Title sponsor

GHP

Played as the GHP Heartland Classic (Sept 21-24). Jan Stephenson (Aus) finished 10 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, Missouri].

1995
Awards
$666,533
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

$666,533

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the LPGA Tour 1995 Money List, with earnings of $666,533 on the Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with $530,349; Kelly Robbins (USA) was third with $527,655.

1995
Awards
£130,324
see Score
Ford

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

£130,324

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Ford

Sörenstam (Swe) won the WPG European Tour 1995 Ford Order of Merit, with earnings of £130,324 on the Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with £100,697; Karrie Webb (Aus) was third with £90,556.

1995
Awards
x
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the inaugural Women Professional Golfers' European Tr Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$175,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (50th) (July 13-16). Second-placed Meg Mallon (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win and first major championship title. [East course, The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].

1995
Asia
Paradise GC, Korea
282 (-6)
$117,500
Samsung

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Paradise GC, Korea

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$117,500

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf (Oct 12-15). Sörenstam (Swe) beat Laura Davies (Eng) with a 45-foot chip-in birdie at the first playoff hole. [Paradise GC, Jeju Island, S Korea].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Score

286 (-10)

Prize money

A$30,000

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Women's Australian Open (Dec 8-11; ALPG Tr event; last played in 1978). Second placed Rachel Hetherington (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). This event marked the first professional win for Sörenstam, as well as the debut appearance of Karrie Webb as a professional golfer. [Royal Adelaide GC, Seaton, Adelaide, SA].

1994
Awards
x
$127,451
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$127,451

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the LPGA Tour 1994 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Sörenstam finished 39th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $127,451.

1993
Awards
£55,927
see Score
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Sorenstam, Annika

Venue

Score

£55,927

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Sörenstam (Swe) won the WPG European Tour 1993 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished third on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of £55,927.

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