|Joined LPGA: October, 1993
||Birthday: October 9, 1970
|College: University of Arizona
|Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
||Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
|Exempt Status: Exempt
Sörenstam, who started playing golf at the age of 12, enjoyed a
very successful amateur career. She was a member of the Swedish National
Team from 1987-92, was the World Amateur champion in 1992, runner-up at
the 1992 U.S. Women's Amateur and was the second-low amateur at the U.S.
Women's Open the same year. In addition to winning seven collegiate titles
during her career at the University of Arizona, she was the 1991 College
Player of the Year, NCAA champion in 1991 and runner-up the following
year, 1992 PAC-10 champion and a 1991 and 1992 NCAA All-American.
Prior to joining the LPGA Tour she competed on the WPG European Tour,
where she was the 1993 Rookie of the Year. In 1995, Sörenstam won
Sweden's most prestigious award in sports -- the Athlete of the Year.
In 1994 Sörenstam was Rolex Rookie of the Year and became the second
foreign player to win the honor. She is the only player besides Nancy
Lopez to have won Rolex Rookie of the Year followed the next year (1995)
by Rolex Player of the Year and Vare Trophy.
In 1996 Sörenstam successfully defended her 1995 title at the U.S.
Women's Open, where she recorded four rounds of par or better, 70-67-69-66,
and surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings. In 1996 she won
of her second consecutive Vare Trophy for lowest season scoring average
with 70.47. She won the 1997 Rolex Player of the Year Award for the second
time in three years. For the third consecutive year, she finished the
season in the top-three on the season money list. In 1998 she again won
player of the year (for the third time in four seasons), and she won the
Vare Trophy for scoring average by becoming the first woman to break 70.
Sörenstam's accomplishments have continued in the new millennium.
2001 turned out to be one of her finest seasons, with eight victories
en route to her fourth player of the year award. Perhaps her defining
moment came in the second round of the Standard Register PING, when she
shot a 59.
Sörenstam was a member of the 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 Solheim
|2002: Nabisco Championship
2001: Nabisco Championship
1996: U.S. Women's Open
1995: U.S. Women's Open
LPGA Tour Victories
|2003: The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott
2002: Samsung World Championship, Safeway Classic, Williams
Championship, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Evian Masters, Aerus Electrolux
USA Championship, LPGA Takefuji Classic, Kellogg-Keebler Classic
2001: Welch's-Circle K Championship , Standard Register Ping,
Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott,
Bank of Montreal Canadian Open, Cisco World Ladies Match Play, Mizuno
2000: Welch's/Circle K Championship, Firstar LPGA Classic,
Evian Masters, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic
1999: Michelob Light Classic
1998: Safeco Classic, Michelob Light Classic, ShopRite LPGA
Classic, JAL Big Apple Classic
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
1996: CoreStates Betsy King Classic, Samsung World Championship
of Women's Golf
1995: GHP Heartland Classic, Samsung World Championship of