|— Golfer —|
Nordqvist at the 2009 LPGA Championship
10 June 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|College||Arizona State University
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2009)
LET (joined 2009)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T7: 2010|
|LPGA Championship||Won: 2009|
|U.S. Women's Open||T11: 2013|
|Women's British Open||T7: 2011|
|Evian Championship||T10: 2014|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Professional wins (7)
- 5 Major championships
- 6 LPGA Tour career summary
- 7 Team appearances
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Nordqvist had a successful amateur golfer in both Europe and the United States. She was Swedish Junior Player of the Year (2004, 2005), Swedish Amateur of the Year (2005), British Girls' Open Amateur Champion (2005), bronze medallist at the European Championship (2005), runner-up at the British Ladies Amateur (2006 and 2007), and part of the successful Swedish team at the European Team Amateur.
By the end of her freshman year at Arizona State University in 2007, she was Pac-10 co-champion and was named National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. NGCA First-Team All-American and Academic All-American honors were gained in both 2007 and 2008. She was runner-up at the British Ladies Amateur in 2006 and 2007, and finally won the championship in her third successive final in 2008. She tied for fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships (won by ASU teammate Azahara Muñoz) and was a member of the victorious Swedish team at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championships for the Espirito Santo Trophy. She made the cut at the Ricoh Women's British Open in both 2007 and 2008 and earned the Smyth Salver for low amateur honours in 2008.
In December 2008, she tied for 25th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and turned professional immediately following the final round. In January 2009 she won the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School.
In only her fifth start on the LPGA Tour, Nordqvist won her first professional tournament and major, the LPGA Championship in Maryland in June 2009. This led to her selection as a captain's pick for the Solheim Cup. In November, she won the LPGA Tour Championship for her second victory of the season. She was named Rookie of the Year on the LET and finished runner-up to Jiyai Shin for LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year honors.
At the Solheim Cup in 2013, Nordqvist won her alternate shot match with Caroline Hedwall with a hole-in-one at the 17th hole, beating Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda 2&1 during the Saturday morning session. This was the first hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history.
Professional wins (7)
LPGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||14 Jun 2009||McDonald's LPGA Championship||66-70-69-68=273||−15||4 strokes||Lindsey Wright||300,000|
|2||22 Nov 2009||LPGA Tour Championship||70-68-65=203||−13||2 strokes||Lorena Ochoa||225,000|
|3||23 Feb 2014||Honda LPGA Thailand||66-72-67-68=273||−15||2 strokes||Inbee Park||225,000|
|4||30 Mar 2014||Kia Classic||73-68-67-67=275||−13||1 stroke||Lizette Salas||255,000|
LPGA majors are shown in bold.
Ladies European Tour wins (2)
- 2010 (1) European Ladies Golf Cup (with Sophie Gustafson)
- 2011 (1) Communitat Valenciana European Ladies Golf Cup (with Sophie Gustafson)
Other wins (1)
|Year||Championship||Winning score||To par||Margin
|2009||McDonald's LPGA Championship||66-70-69-68=273||−15||4 strokes||Lindsey Wright|
Results not in chronological order before 2014.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||T10||T10||T26||T7||T16|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||T26||CUT||CUT||T28||T11||CUT|
|Women's British Open||T58||T42LA||T51||T69||T7||CUT||T11||T12|
|The Evian Championship ^||T44||T10|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||0||0||0||0||3||4||5||5|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||1||6||3|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||3||8||7|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2007 British Open – 2010 LPGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2014 LPGA - 2014 Evian, current)
LPGA Tour career summary
- official as of 23 November 2014
* Includes match play and other events without a cut
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Sweden): 2006, 2008 (winners)
- Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2009, 2011 (winners), 2013 (winners)
- International Crown (representing Sweden): 2014
Solheim Cup record
|2009||4||2-2-0||0-1-0 lost to M. Pressel 3&2||1-1-0 won w/ M. Hjorth 3&2,
lost w/ M. Hjorth 1 dn
|1-0-0 won w/ S. Pettersen 1 up||2||50.0|
|2011||4||2-2-0||0-1-0 lost to M. Pressel 2&1||1-1-0 lost w/ M. Hjorth 2&1,
won w/ M. Hjorth 3&2
|1-0-0 won w/ S. Pettersen 2 up||2||50.0|
|2013||4||2-1-1||0-0-1 halved w/ S. Lewis||2-0-0 won w/ C. Hedwall 4 & 2,
won w/ C. Hedwall 2 & 1
|0-1-0 lost w/ G. Sergas 4 & 3||2.5||62.5|
- "2005 Champion Anna Nordqvist". The Ladies Golf Union. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Belen Mozo is the new Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion.". The Ladies Golf Union. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Third time lucky for Anna". The Ladies Golf Union. 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Sweden Wins Women's World Amateur Team Championship". International Golf Federation. 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Shin"s Dream Comes True at Sunningdale". The Ladies Golf Union. 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- LPGA.com - 2008 Final Qualifying Tournament - results - 2008-12-07 - accessed 2011-08-27
- "Nordqvist wins Final Qualifying School". Ladies European Tour. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Rookie Nordqvist earns LPGA title". BBC Sport. 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "2009 European and US Solheim Cup Teams named". Ladies European Tour. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
- "Nordqvist Wins LPGA Tour Championship; Ochoa Top Player". The Sports Network. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
- LPGA.com – statistics – 2009 Rolex Rookie of the Year standings
- "Solheim Cup Tracker: Day 2, afternoon four-balls". 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
- annanordqvist.com/about - accessed 2011-08-27
- "Anna Nordqvist stats". LPGA. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
Media related to Anna Nordqvist at Wikimedia Commons
- Anna Nordqvist at the LPGA Tour official site
- Anna Nordqvist at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Arizona State University - women's golf - Anna Nordqvist
- Anna Nordqvist on Twitter