Born: October 9, 1970
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Turned Pro: 1993
What more is there to say about this woman? At the age of 34 she has become the most dominant player in the history of women's golf. She has won 56 times on the LPGA and has collected the Rolex Player of the Year seven times.
Interestingly Annika didn't start playing golf until she reached the age of 12. Ten years later she would join the LPGA tour and in 1994 won the LPGA Rookie of the Year. Before joining the tour in 1993, Annika had a successful run at the University of Arizona where she won seven tournaments in her tenure there.
She has won seven majors, and played six Solheim Cup tournaments in her still young career. She has been the number one ranked female golfer in the world since 2001 and shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.
LPGA Victories (57):
1995U.S. Women’s Open, GHP Heartland Classic, Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf. 1996 U.S. Women’s Open, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf. 1997 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions, Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open, Longs Drugs Challenge, Michelob Light Classic, CoreStates Betsy King Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship. 1998 Michelob Light Classic, ShopRite LPGA Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic, SAFECO Classic. 1999 Michelob Light Classic, New Albany Golf Classic. 2000 Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center, Evian Masters, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic. 2001 Welch’s/Circle K Championship, Standard Register PING, Nabisco Championship, The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open, CISCO World Ladies Match Play Championship, Mizuno Classic. 2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Aerus Electrolux USA Championship Hosted by Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, Evian Masters, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Williams Championship, Safeway Classic, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship. 2003 The Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, Kellogg-Keebler Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG, Weetabix Women’s British Open, Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, Mizuno Classic. 2004 Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola, Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott, LPGA Corning Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by Ford, Samsung World Championship, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship. 2005 Mastercard Classic.
Annika has been a dream signing for Callaway Golf. She wins non-stop, plays thirteen Callaway clubs and raves about every new product they give her.
Annika has been playing the Callaway Fusion for a couple seasons now and has had great success with it. She will likely switch to the new 460 Fusion Prototype for 2005 but the driver last seen in her bag was the old ERC Fusion at 8.5 degrees loft.
Although she used to carry more Annika now carries only two fairway woods in her bag. A Callaway Big Bertha 4+ and the Big Bertha 7-wood.
She carries the Callaway X-14 irons from 4-PW in her bag. Although Callaway has continually tried to get her into the newer sets she just keeps going back to these.
Her wedges include the Callaway Forged+ in a 52 and 56 degree. Annika was the biggest reason the Forged+ wedge was designed after complaining that the original Callaway Forged wedge was too small. She also carries a Nike Forged TW wedge in a 60 degree.
Her putter is the Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade that she has used for several years now.
Golf ball is the Callaway HX Tour.
UPDATE March 7, 2005 – A few notes from SirPuttsAlot… Annika Sorenstam won his past weekend with a few new clubs. She switched to the new Callaway Fusion prototype driver and the X-Tour irons. Seemed to work for her!