Annika Sörenstam is one of the greatest female athletes in history and the most successful and famous woman golfer in 21st-century history. Before she retired from professional golf in December 2008, Sörenstam won 72 Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tournaments and 17 European tournaments-a total of 89 golf tournament wins around the world. Based on her talent and success, Sörenstam is the first player in LPGA history to cross the $20 million threshold of career earnings, and in 2001, her score of 59 in an official LPGA tournament was and still is the lowest score in female golf history. Her fame as a woman golfer parallels the fame of male golfers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 9, 1970, ...

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