Annika Sorenstam is a Swedish professional golfer and one of the greatest female golfers ever. She has created history and broke many records in her golf career. She has won 90 international tournaments, the highest ever by a female golfer that includes 72 official LPGA tournaments and 18 other international tournaments. Sorenstam had a dream run from mid-1990s till most of the years of her golf career.
Sorenstam started her professional career in 1993 and won some of the tournaments in the following year and received LPGA Rookie of the Year. She won her first LPGA Tour title in 1995 at U.S. Women’s Open, won Vare Trophy and topped the money list. She continued to flourish in the professional circuit creating history and regaining her titles year after year. Her records speak for her as she won 69 tournaments and 10 majors in the span of 11 years from 1995 through 2006.
She was even invited to play in one of the PGA Tour event in 2003, making her the first woman to play PGA Tour after Babe Zaharias, and was one of the main women to get fans to watch golf online (mainly because it wasn’t available on the main TV channels).
Sorenstam’s dominance continued and in 2005, she became the first golfer in LPGA or PGA history to win the same event five consecutive years at the Mizuno Classic. She is the only player to win Money List, Player of the Year award and Vare Trophy in the same year for 5 years.
Sorenstam had a neck injury in 2007 that limited her participation in various tournaments. By end of 2008, she decided to quit the game, telling the latest sport news website that she was tired of being on tour.
She was the queen of Women’s Golf and was said to be the best ever in Golf history as he held a record eight times Player of the Year award, six Vare Trophies, World Golf Hall of Fame and many more awards to her contribution towards Golf.