Annika Sorenstam :: Biography
Currently aged 43, Swedish golf player Annika Sorenstam, was born on 9 October, 1970 on Bro, Stockholm County, Sweden. She currently stays on Orlando, Florida, U.S. she completed her education from University of Arizona (two years). She turned professional from 1992 and she retired to play golf in 2008. Representing her country she made appearances in Espirito Santo Trophy in 1990, and 1992. As per her professional participation representing Europe in Solheim Cup she won for 8 times, Lexus cup winning 3 times and World Cup representing Sweden she won once in 2006. She grabbed 93 professional wins which include 10 major champions and 62 other LPGA Tour. Annika has won LPGA Tour for 72 times which is the 3rd highest, she has won Ladies European Tour for 17 times which is 5th highest, she has also won LPGA of Japan Tour for 2 times, also ALPG Tour for 4 time and other trophies for 3 times.
Her best results in LPGA Major Championships are listed below
Kraft Nabisco Championship Won: 2001, 2002, 2003
LPGA Championship Won: 2003, 2004, 2005
U.S Women’s Open Won: 1995, 1996, 2006
du Maurier Classic 2nd: 1998
Women’s British Open Won: 2003
In her gaming career, she took away World Golf Hall of Fame once. She also became Rookie of the year in 1994 in LPGA Tour. She has won LPGA Tour Player of the year for 8 times in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. She won LPGA Vare Trophy for 6 times in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, and 2005. She also became LPGA Tour Money Winner in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.She became Ladies Rookie of The Year, Order of Merit in Ladies European tour in 1993 and 1995 respectively. She also became player of the year in 1995 and 2002 in Ladies European Tour. She was also the winner of H.M. the King’s Medal 8:e with ribbon in 2008, and has also won Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf in 2010 and was gifted the Bob jones award in 2012. In the year 2006 she was in the number 1 position of the golfers in the world, in 2007 she was in 4th and in 2008 she was ranked 3rd.
Son of retired IBM executive, Tom her father, and Gunilla who used to work in bank is her mother. Her sister Charlotta is also a professional golf player teaches at her sister’s academy. The two sisters have kept the record to be only one couple to win $1 million on the LPGA. Annika was a all-rounder sports girl, she used to play Lawn Tennis, Soccer (football), in Bro IK her hometown, and also was a good skier. The coach of recommended her family to move towards Northern Sweden to improve her skiing skills. When she was 12, she swapped to Golf sharing the Golf gloves with her sister. As Annika won the tournament as was compelled to give speech in front of the crowd.
Annika was called as atheist. In 1994 she met with her first husband David Esch, he was the manufacturer of the club Ping when she was practicing for tournament. In 1995 they engaged and married in 4 January, 1997 in Lake Tahoe and divorced in 2005. The son of former PSA Tour and Champions Tour player, Jerry McGee and MD of ANNIKA brand of business, Annika Sorenstam got married with Mike McGee in 2007, August at Lake Nona GOLF& Country Club in Orlando, Florida. She was gifted a daughter Ava McGee and William McGee as her son. She is very with her family and children. She works very hard to maintain her body and her beautiful legs. Her gorgeous body is of very good measurements. she is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Annika Sorenstam is followed by millions of fans in Facebook, Twitter and her bio can be found in wiki and many other sites. The beautiful golfer has made millions of mans around the world because of her playing skills and gorgeous bikini favoring body.