Who's who in golf - Annika Sorenstam


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Name: - Annika Sörenstam
Country: - Sweden
Born : - October 9, 1970 in Bro, Stockholm County , Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Bro, nr Stockholm, Sweden / Bro-Balsta GC, Sweden.
Occupation: - Professional golfer; founder ANNIKA Academy; golf course designer; founder of ANNIKA-branded golf clothing; entrepreneur.
Turned Pro: - 1992
Web Address: - http://www.annikasorenstam.com

Roll of Honour

Majors (10) including 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), of which LPGA Tr (72), Ladies European Tr (17), Australian Tr (4), Japan Tr (2). Ladies European Tr Rookie of the Year (1993) and Order of Merit winner (1995). LPGA Tr 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). In Sweden, H.M. The King's Medal (2008).


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 Sorenstam

2008Wmn AmericaKingsmill ChampionshipKingsmill Resort265 (-19)$330,000
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].
2008Wmn AmericaSBS OpenTurtle Bay206 (-10)$165,000
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].
2008Wmn AmericaStanford InternationalTurnberry Isle275 (-8)$300,000
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].
2008Wmn AsiaSuzhou Taihu Ladies OpenSuzhou Taihu Intl203 (-13)€30,000
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].
2007Wmn EuropeDubai Ladies ClassicEmirates GC278 (-10)€75,000
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].
2006Wmn EuropeDubai Ladies ClassicEmirates GC270 (-18)€75,000
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].
2006Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET68.33n/a
Sörenstam (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
2006Wmn AmericaMasterCard ClassicBosque Real CC208 (-8)$180,000
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].
2006Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCBro-Balsta GC271 (-21)€75,000
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].
2006Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC269 (-19)$195,000
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].
2006Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenNewport CC, RI284 (E)$560,000
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].
2005Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipTrump Intl, W Palm Beach282 (-6)$215,000
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].
2005Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC273 (-15)$270,000
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].
2005Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC265 (-23)$240,000
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].
2005Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan195 (-21)US$150,000
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].
2005Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.25n/a
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.
2005Wmn AmericaMasterCard ClassicBosque Real CC209 (-7)$180,000
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].
2005Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,588,240see Score
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.
2005Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlSuperstition Mtn277 (-11)$210,000
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].
2005Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA374 ptsn/a
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.
2005Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipBighorn GC270 (-18)$212,500
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].
2005Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCBarseback G&CC284 (-4)€75,000
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].
2005Wmn AmericaSemGroup Ch'shipCedar Ridge208 (-5)$150,000
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].
2005Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort196 (-17)$210,000
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].
2005Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABulle Rock GC277 (-11)$270,000
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].
2004Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipTrump Intl, W Palm Beach275 (-13)$215,000
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].
2004Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Ladies MastersRoyal Pines269 (-19)A$120,000
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].
2004Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan194 (-22)US$150,000
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].
2004Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC270 (-18)$150,000
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].
2004Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,544,707see Score
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.
2004Wmn AmericaOffice Depot Ch'shipEl Caballero207 (-9)$262,500
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].
2004Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlSuperstition Mtn270 (-18)$180,000
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].
2004Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA366.08 ptsn/a
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.
2004Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipBighorn GC270 (-18)$206,250
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].
2004Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCUllna GC275 (-13)€69,834
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].
2004Wmn AmericaSemGroup Ch'shipCedar Ridge204 (-9)$150,000
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].
2004Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGADuPont CC271 (-17)$240,000
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].
2003Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenRoyal Lytham278 (-10)$254,880
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].
2003Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan192 (-24)US$169,500
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].
2003Wmn AmericaKellogg-Keebler ClassicStonebridge CC, IL199 (-17)$180,000
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].
2003Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,029,506see Score
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.
2003Wmn AmericaOffice Depot Ch'shipEl Caballero211 (-5)$225,000
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].
2003Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA340.19 ptsn/a
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.
2003Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicColumbia Edgewater201 (-15)$180,000
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].
2003Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGADuPont CC278 (-6)$240,000
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].
2002Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipTrump Intl, W Palm Beach275 (-13)$215,000
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].
2002Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC280 (-8)$225,000
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].
2002Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Ladies MastersRoyal Pines278 (-10)A$112,500
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].
2002Wmn EuropeEvian Ch'shipEvian Resort269 (-19)US$315,000
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].
2002Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan201 (-15)US$169,500
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].
2002Wmn AmericaKellogg-Keebler ClassicStonebridge CC, IL195 (-21)$180,000
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].
2002Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA68.70n/a
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.
2002Wmn AmericaLPGA Takefuji ClassicWaikoloa Beach196 (-14)$135,000
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].
2002Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,863,904see Score
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.
2002Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Sörenstam (Swe) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2002Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA486.50 ptsn/a
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.
2002Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicColumbia Edgewater199 (-17)$150,000
Played as the Safeway Classic (Sept 13-15). Second-placed Kate Golden (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
2002Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipHiddenbrooke GC266 (-22)$162,000
Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 6 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Hiddenbrooke GC, Vallejo, California].
2002Wmn AmericaSara Lee ClassicVanderbilt Legends271 (-17)$120,000
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].
2002Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCVasatorps271 (-17)€77,123
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].
2002Wmn AmericaSemGroup Ch'shipTulsa CC199 (-11)$150,000
Played as the Williams Championship (Sept 6-8). Second-placed Lorie Kane (Can) finished 4 shots behind Sörenstam (Swe). [Tulsa CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
2002Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort201 (-12)$180,000
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].
2001Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC281 (-7)$225,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaCanadian Women's OpenAngus Glen272 (-16)$180,000
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.].
2001Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC203 (-13)$180,000
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].
2001Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Musashigaoka CC203 (-13)US$162,000
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].
2001Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.42n/a
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.
2001Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,105,868see Score
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.
2001Wmn AmericaOffice Depot Ch'shipWilshire CC210 (-6)$120,000
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].
2001Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC261 (-27)$150,000
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].
2001Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA384.25 ptsn/a
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.
2001Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipRandolph GC265 (-23)$112,500
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). [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called North course, Randolph Park].
2001Wmn AsiaWorld Ladies Match PlaySosei CC1 upUS$144,000
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].
2000Wmn EuropeEvian Ch'shipEvian Resort276 (-12)US$270,000
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].
2000Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows274 (-10)$150,000
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].
2000Wmn AmericaStar Bank LPGA ClassicCC of the North197 (-19)$97,500
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].
2000Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicWykagyl CC206 (-7)$135,000
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].
2000Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipRandolph GC269 (-19)$105,000
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. [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called North course, Randolph Park].
1999Wmn AmericaMichelob Light ClassicForest Hills CC278 (-10)$120,000
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].
1999Wmn AmericaWendy's ChampionshipNew Albany CC269 (-19)$150,000
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].
1998Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.99n/a
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.
1998Wmn AmericaMichelob Light ClassicForest Hills CC208 (-8)$90,000
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].
1998Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$1,092,748see Score
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.
1998Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA225.89 ptsn/a
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.
1998Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC273 (-15)$90,000
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].
1998Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCBarseback G&CC279 (-9)£45,000
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].
1998Wmn AmericaShopRite ClassicSeaview Resort196 (-17)$150,000
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].
1998Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicWykagyl CC265 (-19)$116,250
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].
1997Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipDesert Inn CC277 (-11)$160,000
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. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1997Wmn AmericaBetsy King ClassicBerkleigh CC274 (-14)$90,000
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].
1997Wmn AmericaHawaiian Ladies OpenKapolei GC206 (-10)$97,500
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].
1997Wmn AmericaLongs Drugs ChallengeTwelve Bridges285 (-3)$75,000
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].
1997Wmn AmericaMichelob Light ClassicForest Hills CC277 (-11)$90,000
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].
1997Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$1,236,789see Score
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.
1997Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA313.50 ptsn/a
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.
1997Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCOsterakers GK277 (-11)£45,000
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].
1997Wmn AmericaSkins Game (LPGA)Stonebriar CC8 skins$220,000
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].
1997Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)Weston Hills CC272 (-16)$115,000
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].
1996Wmn AmericaBetsy King ClassicBerkleigh CC270 (-18)$90,000
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].
1996Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.47n/a
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.
1996Wmn AsiaSamsung World Ch'shipIl Dong Lakes274 (-14)$125,000
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].
1996Wmn EuropeTrygg Hansa OpenHaninge GC279 (-13)£18,750
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].
1996Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenPine Needles272 (-8)$212,500
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].
1995Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Ladies MastersRoyal Pines270 (-22)A$45,000
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].
1995Wmn EuropeHennessy Ladies CupKoln, Refrath271 (-17)£45,000
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].
1995Wmn EuropeLadies Austrian OpenZell am See270 (-22)£15,000
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].
1995Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET69.75n/a
Sörenstam (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the WPG European Tour.
1995Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA71.00n/a
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.
1995Wmn AmericaMichelob Light ClassicForest Hills CC278 (-10)$78,750
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].
1995Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$666,533see Score
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.
1995Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET£130,324see Score
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.
1995Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Sörenstam (Swe) won the inaugural Women Professional Golfers' European Tr Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
1995Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA43 ptsn/a
Sörenstam (Swe) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1995Wmn AsiaSamsung World Ch'shipParadise GC, Korea282 (-6)$117,500
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].
1995Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenBroadmoor, The278 (-2)$175,000
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.].
1994Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenRoyal Adelaide286 (-10)A$30,000
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].
1994Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAx$127,451
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.
1993Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LET£55,927see Score
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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