Annika Sörenstam was born on this day in 1970. She is a retired Swedish professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female golfers in history.
She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments, including 10 Majors, and 18 other tournaments internationally. She also tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million.
Representing Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994 and 2007, Sörenstam was the event's all-time leading points earner until her record was surpassed by England's Laura Davies in 2011.
Sörenstam made history in 2003 when she became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since 1945.
Her growing off-course interests include the ANNIKA golf academy, golf course design, and a charitable foundation.
Sörenstam has held dual American and Swedish citizenship since 2006.