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Annika Sorenstam

Aiming For The Hall Of Fame

Sorenstam long ago acquired all of the points she needed to be inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame; she merely needed to complete ten seasons on the tour to be eligible. This means that, barring any disasters, Sorenstam would be inducted into the Hall of Fame after the 2003 season. She was not sure yet what she would do after that. "I want to play 2004 as a Hall of Famer," she told Sports Illustrated's Michael Bamberger after the 2002 season, but "[a]fter that, I don't know. I want to be a mother. I don't think I can be a mother and devote myself to golf the way I need to. I'm too competitive." That competitiveness means that, even though she is already one of the best golfers in history, she continues to work on improving her strength. Her hard work should ensure at least two more phenomenal seasons from Sorenstam, and perhaps a few more records to remember her by when she is gone.

Awards and Accomplishments

Forty-two official and two unofficial total career victories.
1991 Becomes NCAA Champion
1991 Named NCAA Co-College Player of the Year
1991-92 Named an NCAA All-American
1992 Named World Amateur Champion
1992 Named PAC-10 Champion
1994 Named Rolex Rookie of the Year
1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 Wins Solheim Cup
1995 Wins Athlete of the Year Award in Sweden
1995-96 Wins U.S. Women's Open
1995, 1997-98, 2001-02 Named Rolex Player of the Year
1995-96, 1998, 2001-02 Wins Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average
2001 Standard Register Ping (LPGA record-low score of 59 in the second round)
2001 Wins Nabisco Championship
2001 Set or tied 30 different LPGA records
2002 Wins Kraft Nabisco Championship

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