Annika Sörenstam- One of the Best in Women’s Golf

James Bullis
By James Bullis on May 10, 2020

Born on 9th October, 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden, Annika Sörenstam is a former Golfer. This Swedish-born lady is one of the best female golfers in American history. Let’s now go through her inspirational journey.

At a young age of 12, Sörenstam started playing golf. After that Sörenstam started training really hard to improve her game. Her parents also supported her and the hard work started to pay off. She was selected to join the Swedish national group in 1987 when she was only 17 years old.

She went to the University of Arizon and won big titles like the National Collegiate Athletic Association title and gained popularity in America by 1991. In 1992 she won the World Amateur Championship and took 2nd at the U.S. women’s amateur championship, posting the second-lowest score amongst the novices at the U.S. Ladies’ Open.

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In 1993, Sörenstam won the title of the European tour’s Rookie of the Year. In 1994, she had 3 of the top 10 finishes with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and again won the title of tour’s Rookie of the Year. She reported her first LPGA tour win in the U.S. Women’s Open and proceeded to win Player of the Year honors in 1995.

Sorenstam’s career was nowhere near complete thus she started to master exercises that would transform her game. She started a routine so that she could improve her power and expand her driving distance. Her training sessions, comprising of push-ups with weights on her back became legendary.

All this hard work paid off. From placing 26th on LPGA Tour with a standard driving distance of 252 yards in 2000, she achieved 1st rank in 2003, while carrying the ball 272 yards and covering more than 80% of the fairways. While in her prime from 2001 to 2005, Sorenstam ruled women’s golf by closing in the top three most of the time and achieving 43 wins.

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Annika Sorenstam was famous for her steady predominance throughout her career, in which she had won 72 LPGA events and situated herself as probably the best player ever.

Sörenstam has defeated the female best players in the world. She was able to win these titles due to her willpower and consistency. Sörenstam was almost perfect tee-to-green in her games while handling tricky situations with ease. That’s why the many people who saw her play found greater respect for women’s golf. She is a well-known golf personality and remains in the heart of many as an inspiration to the sport. Annika Sörenstam retired from golf in 2008. She is a mother of two, a philanthropist, golf course designer, entrepreneur, and one of the best female golfers in history.

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