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Legends of the LPGA

Annika Sorenstam

Farmingham, MA

Career Highlights

Won both the Samsung World Championship (1995, 1996, 2002, 2004-05) and the Mizuno Classic (2001-05) five times. Also won the following tournaments multiple times: MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta (2005-06), CoreStates Betsy King Classic (1996-97), Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic (1998, 2000), Welch's/Circle K Championship (2000-2001), Evian Masters (2000-2002), Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (2001, 2005), Kellogg-Keebler Classic (2002-03), Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi (2002-03), Michelob Light Classic (1997-99), ShopRite LPGA Classic (1998,2002, 2005), Kraft Nabisco Championship (2001-02, 2005), Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott (2001, 2003-04), Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola (2001, 2004-05), John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic (2002, 2004-05), McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola (2003-2005), U.S. Women's Open (1995-96, 2006), ADT Championship (1997, 2002, 2004-05).

5'6"...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Credits her parents Tom and Gunilla and her sister Lotta (Charlotta) as the individuals most influencing her career...Her sister Charlotta also is an LPGA Tour member...Married Mike McGee in January 2009...In 1995, she won the Athlete of the Year Award in Sweden, the country's most prestigious award in sports...Recognized during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top-50 players and teachers...Named Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year in 1995, 1997, 2000-05...Has won seven ESPY Awards, six for outstanding women's golf performer of the Year (1996, 1998-99, 2002-04) and two for Female Athlete of the Year (2005-06); her eight awards make her the second-most decorated athlete in the history of the ESPYs...Honored by the March of Dimes with the 2003 Sports Woman of the Year Award...In 2003, won the LPGA's Patty Berg Award and the 2003 Golf Writers Trophy by the Association of Golf Writers...Named 2003 Sportswoman of the Year by the Laureus World Sports Academy...Named 2003-05 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year...Named 2003 Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Sports Academy...Received the 2004 Golf Tee Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association (MGWA)...Won the Association of Golf Writers (Europe) Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005...Named the 2004 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year...Authored her first book, Golf Annika's Way, which was released in October 2004...Was a Non-Voting Player Director on the 2007 LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee...Opened the ANNIKA Academy at the Ginn Reunion Resort in 2007...Is a National Ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the USGA...In 2008, she and Jack Nicklaus were named Global Ambassadors for the International Golf Federation's Olympic Golf Committee...On Dec. 20, 2008, gave the winter commencement speech at the University of Arizona...Released her namesake wine (Syrah) ( and ANNIKA Fragrance in May 2009...Hobbies include sports, music and cooking...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Represents Callaway Golf, Lexus, Oakley, Cutter & Buck, Rolex, Kraft, Golf Digest, Ginn Clubs & Resorts, NetJets, Merrill Lynch...Has her own Web site,, which includes her own blog,

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