Anna Nordqvist

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Anna Nordqvist
2009 LPGA Championship - Anna Nordqvist (1) cropped.jpg
Nordqvist at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 29)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
College Arizona State University
(2.5 years)
Turned professional 2008
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2009)
LET (joined 2009)
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 7
Ladies European Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA Inspiration T4: 2015
Women's PGA C'ship Won: 2009
U.S. Women's Open 2nd: 2016
Women's British Open T7: 2011, 2015
Evian Championship T10: 2014
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2009

Anna Maria Nordqvist (born 10 June 1987) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Nordqvist was 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.[1][2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In December 2008, she tied for 25th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament[6] and turned professional immediately following the final round. In January 2009 she won the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School.[7]

Professional career[edit]

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.[8] This led to her selection as a captain's pick for the Solheim Cup.[9]In November, she won the LPGA Tour Championship for her second victory of the season.[10] 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.[11]

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.[12] This was the first hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history.

At the end of May 2015, Nordqvist won her fifth official championship on the LPGA Tour. She birdied the second-to-last hole and bogeyed the 54th hole to win by one stroke over Dutchwoman Christel Boeljon in Galloway, New Jersey.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Nordqvist lives in Orlando, Florida.[14]

Professional wins (10)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 14 Jun 2009 McDonald's LPGA Championship 66-70-69-68=273 −15 4 strokes Australia Lindsey Wright 300,000
2 22 Nov 2009 LPGA Tour Championship 70-68-65=203 −13 2 strokes Mexico Lorena Ochoa 225,000
3 23 Feb 2014 Honda LPGA Thailand 66-72-67-68=273 −15 2 strokes South Korea Inbee Park 225,000
4 30 Mar 2014 Kia Classic 73-68-67-67=275 −13 1 stroke United States Lizette Salas 255,000
5 31 May 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic 67-69-69=205 −8 1 stroke Netherlands Christel Boeljon 225,000
6 5 Jun 2016 ShopRite LPGA Classic (2) 64-68-64=196 −17 1 stroke Japan Haru Nomura 225,000
7 19 Mar 2017 Bank of Hope Founders Cup 67-67-61-68=263 −25 2 strokes South Korea Chun In-gee, Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
United States Stacy Lewis
225,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2016 U.S. Women's Open United States Brittany Lang Lost three hole aggregate playoff:
Lang: 3-4-5=12 (E), Nordqvist: 3-6-6=15 (+3)

Ladies European Tour wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
2009 McDonald's LPGA Championship 66-70-69-68=273 −15 4 strokes Australia Lindsey Wright

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T10 T10 T26 T7 T16 T4 T26 T11
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP 1 T25 T25 58 T12 T4 T9 T8
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP T26 CUT CUT T28 T11 CUT CUT 2
Women's British Open T58 T42LA T51 T69 T7 CUT T11 T12 T7 T31
The Evian Championship ^ T44 T10 T50 T22

^ 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.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 4 6 8 8
Women's PGA Championship 1 0 0 2 4 7 8 8
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 0 1 1 2 8 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 9
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4
Totals 1 1 0 4 12 21 38 33
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2015 British Open – 2017 ANA, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (2014 WPC – 2015 WPC)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2007 1 1 0 0 0 0 T58 n/a n/a 76.50 n/a
2008 1 1 0 0 0 0 T42 n/a n/a 71.25 n/a
2009 17 17 2 0 0 5 1 871,785 15 70.78 12
2010 21 18 0 1 0 4 T2 442,088 24 71.65 24
2011 20 18 0 1 0 5 T2 589,744 23 71.22 13
2012 27 25 0 0 0 11 T5 688,703 19 71.19 17
2013 26 26 0 0 1 5 3 678,751 20 70.83 16
2014 26 24 2 1 1 8 1 1,144,245 7 70.88 14
2015 25 24 1 0 1 10 1 977,743 10 70.31 6
2016 25 25 1 2 1 7 1 1,424,685 7 70.40 12
  • official as of 2016 season[15]

* Includes match play and other events without a cut

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking Notes
2008 332 [16]
2009 7 [17]
2010 14 [18]
2011 31 [19]
2012 28 [20]
2013 26 [21]
2014 12 [22]
2015 13 [23]
2016 14 [24]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 16 8–7–1 1–2–1 4–4–0 3–1–0 8.5 53.1
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
2015 4 2–2–0 1–0–0 def. S. Lewis 2&1 0–2–0 lost w/ S. Pettersen 3&2,
lost w/ C. Hedwall 5&4
1–0–0 won w/ C. Hedwall 4&3 2 50.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Champion Anna Nordqvist". The Ladies Golf Union. 12 August 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Belen Mozo is the new Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion". The Ladies Golf Union. 17 June 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Third time lucky for Anna". The Ladies Golf Union. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Sweden Wins Women's World Amateur Team Championship". International Golf Federation. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Shin"s Dream Comes True at Sunningdale". The Ladies Golf Union. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "2008 Final Qualifying Tournament - results" (PDF). LPGA. 7 December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nordqvist wins Final Qualifying School". Ladies European Tour. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rookie Nordqvist earns LPGA title". BBC Sport. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "2009 European and US Solheim Cup Teams named". Ladies European Tour. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Nordqvist Wins LPGA Tour Championship; Ochoa Top Player". The Sports Network. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "2009 Rolex Rookie of the Year standings". LPGA. 
  12. ^ "How it happened: Europe extends Solheim lead". Golfweek. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Anna Nordqvist Wins ShopRite LPGA Classic". Idaho Statesman. 31 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "About – Anna Nordqvist". Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Anna Nordqvist stats". LPGA. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. 
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. 
  20. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015. 
  24. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016. 

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