Annika Sorenstam career achievements and major championships

August 5, 2009

Annika Sorenstam was known as Ms. 59 after she posted that score in the 2001 Standard Register Ping, the only sub-60 round in LPGA history. But it was her 72 career LPGA victories and 10 major titles that really set her apart. A workout fiend, Sorenstam increased her strength and driving distance enough to make another sort of history, teeing it up against the men in the PGA Tour’s Colonial in 2003. She missed the cut but set a new standard for women’s golf.

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Annika Sorenstam’s Major Championships and Career Highlights

1995 U.S. Women’s Open: Swede Annika Sorenstam made the Women’s Open her first pro victory in the U.S., By John Garrity

1996 U.S. Women’s Open: With her double in Women’s Open, Annika Sorenstam invited comparisons with Ben Hogan, By Michael Bamberger

2006 U.S. Women’s Open: Sorenstam wins her third U.S. Open

• 2003 LPGA Championship

• 2004 LPGA Championship

• 2005 LPGA Championship

• 2003 Women’s British Open

• 2001 Kraft Nabisco Championship

• 2002 Kraft Nabisco Championship

• 2005 Kraft Nabisco Championship

2000 Solheim Cup: Europe stunned the heavily favored Americans in the most contentious Solheim Cup ever, By Alan Shipnuck

2003 Colonial: Annika Sorenstam put her game up against the men’s at the Colonial and left with thousands of new fans, By Michael Bamberger