Anna Nordqvist was born on this day in 1987. A Swedish professional golfer who plays on the US-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
In December 2008, she tied for 25th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and turned professional immediately following the final round. In January 2009 she won the Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School.
In only her fifth start on the LPGA Tour, Nordqvist won her first professional tournament and major, the 2009 LPGA Championship in Maryland in June. This led to her selection as a captain’s pick for the 2009 Solheim Cup. In November, she won the LPGA Tour Championship for her second victory of the season. 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.