Annika Sorenstam

by MKhanal 14 Dec,2020
Annika Sorenstam
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 6 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Annika Sorenstam
  • Birth Place Stockholm County
  • Father Tom Sorenstam
  • Mother Gunilla Sorenstam
  • Net Worth $20 Million
  • Nationality Swedish
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to MIke McGee
  • Children Ava Madelyn McGee and William McGee

If you love watching Golf, then Annika Sorenstam must not be a new name. Annika is a well-known retired Swedish professional golfer. She had won 90 international tournaments as a professional player. Annika played almost 150 events in her sixteen years of career. 

Annika Sorenstam was born on October 9, 1970, in Bro Stockholm County. She is among the two children born to Tom Sorenstam and his wife, Gunilla. Her father worked at IBM Office as an executive member, and her mother worked at a bank. She has a younger sister named Charlotte. She is also a well-known golfer. After graduating from High School, Annika moved to the states and joined the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

How Much is Annika Sorenstam's Earning and Net Worth?

Annika Sorenstam has an estimated net worth of more than $20 MIllion. She credits most of her net worth to her successful career with professional golf. Annika is ranked among the highest-earning personals in female golf history. Sorenstam and Karrie Webb are the only two to surpass the $20 million mark. Sorenstam is one of few women to have competed in a PGA Tour Event.

CAPTION: Annika Sorenstam, after winning the 1995 U.S. Women’s O SOURCE: Getty Images

Talking about her total earnings of her career. Annika made $22,573,192 from her golf career. She won her first big figure check worth $47,000 in her 1993 Ladies Europen Tour. She had finished the season T38th, 4th, and T9th. For the first time, In 1996, Sorenstam crossed the $1 Million marks of her career earnings. She had won her second consecutive Vare Trophy in the year. 

Within the next ten years, Annika earned more than 6 figures annually. In 2005, Annika's career earnings in LPGA crossed over $15 Million. Women's Sports Foundation gave her the 2004 Sportswoman of the Year Award. In 2002, Sorenstam earned $2.8 Million in a single year, which remains the highest earnings by a female in a single year. 

Divorce and Marriages

Annika is living a happy married life along with her husband and her children. Annika has been married twice to date. She is married to her longtime boyfriend, Mike McGee. She became engaged in August 2007 and tied her wedding knot with Mike on January 10, 2009.

The love birds had welcomed a daughter, Ava Madelyn McGee, in September 2009. In March 2011, Annika gave birth to a son, William McGee

The family photo of Annika Sorenstam SOURCE: Getty Images

Annika was previously married to David Esch. They walked down the wedding aisle in 1997. They met each other at  Moon Valley Country Club, where both of them used to practice golf. Initially, Both of them seem to be very much supportive of each other. However, This happy-looking marriage never remained the same, and they divorced and moved on in 2005. 

Journey From Sweden To Becoming Number One Female Golfer

The Swedish golfer started playing for Swedish National Championship in her teens. She won her first major event on the Swedish Golf Tour in 1990/91 as an amateur. Annika turned professional in 1992 and made her first U.S Women's Open appearance the same year. In 1993, Sorenstam was awarded Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year. She won six tour events in 1997.

During the 2001 season, she had eight LPGA wins. Annika started climbing the ladder of success. By 2006, She rose to number 1 in Women's Golf Ranking. She is the first golfer in LPGA or PGA history to win the same event five consecutive years. In 2007, The player did not win any major events on seven tours. This led to many critics.

In the 2008 Season, Annika gave a tight slap to her critics, backing her game to the top. She was ranked at number 2. The same year, She announced her retirement. After since Annika has been working with her Golf Academy and other business ventures. 

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