|— Golfer —|
Sjödin at the 2009 Women's British Open
8 August 1983 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2006)|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T4: 2012|
|LPGA Championship||T15: 2012|
|U.S. Women's Open||T42: 2011|
|Women's British Open||T48: 2008|
|The Evian Championship||DNP|
Sjödin was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. She was the Swedish Junior Champion and European Team Champion in 2000. She won the 2000 Oijared Ladies Open on the Telia Tour and was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2000-2005. She played in the 2002 and 2004 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships finishing on the victorious Swedish side and as individual champion in 2004.
Sjödin played college golf at Oklahoma State University where she won three events, the 2002 Topy Cup, the 2004 Mercedes-Benz of Bend Women's Fall Preview and 2004 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. She was named NGCA All-America Honorable Mention from 2003–04, First-Team All-American in 2005, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2003, and First-Team Academic All-American from 2003-05. She was the NCAA individual runner-up in 2004. and named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2004 and 2005.
Sjödin was awarded the 2005 Dinah Shore trophy award. Winners must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have played in at least 50% of her team's scheduled events, maintained a scoring average of 78 or less and demonstrated leadership skills and/or extraordinary community affairs work. She also received the 2005 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award which goes to the student-athlete who is both an NGCA All-American Scholar and an NGCA All-American, with the award going to the highest GPA score in the event of a tie.
She turned professional in 2005 and earned exempt status for the 2006 LPGA Tour season by finishing tied for 16th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||T4||T52|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||T49||T63||T58||DNP||DNP||T42||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open||DNP||CUT||CUT||T48||70||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Yellow background for top-10.
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official as of 24 November 2013
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Sweden): 2002, 2004 (winners)
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- "Sweden Wins 2004 Women's World Amateur Team Championship". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- "Topy Cup". Golfweek. 2002. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Mercedes-Benz of Bend Women's Fall Preview". Golfweek. 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational". Golfweek. 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Division I All-American Teams 1998 - 2006". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Women's Golf Big 12 Record Book". Big 12. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "All-Time OSU Scholar-Athletes". Oklahoma State University. Retrieved 2007-04-14.[dead link]
- "UCLA Hangs on to Win Team Championship". NCAA Sports. 2004-05-22. Retrieved 2007-04-14.[dead link]
- "Dinah Shore Trophy Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- "Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- "Karin Sjodin Full Career Biography". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Rookie Sjodin Competes in World Long Drive Championship". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- "Karin Sjodin results". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013.