Anna Nordqvist Fact File:
Name: Anna Nordqvist
Date of birth: 10/06/1987
Turned professional: 2008
About Anna Nordqvist:
You don’t hear too much about Anna Nordqvist but her record is fast becoming something else. She turned professional in 2008 and has gone on to win seven LPGA titles, one of those was her maiden major victory. She’s managed to earn herself over $7 million in the process. She also has two LET titles to her names.
Nordqvist’s first and only major victory came at the 2009 LPGA Championship held at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Maryland. At the age of 22 years old Nordqvist won with a score of 15 under par, beating runner-up Lindsey Wright by four shots.
The Swede has appeared in the last four Solheim Cups and has a record of 8-7-1, winning 8.5 points in total. She has been on the winning side twice, helping Europe to victory in 2011 at Killeen Castle, Ireland and helped them retain it in 2013 at Colarado Golf Club. It was the first time Europe had won on American soil and the first time Europe had retained the Solheim Cup since the competition began in 1990.
After her victory at the Founders Cup, where she left a host of fellow major winners in her rear- view mirror on 25 under, she moved on to seven victories. Her first, at the 2009 LPGA, was a major in her rookie year. The Swede won the Tour Championship tournament at the end of the 2009 season and went over 4 years without victory. Since 2014 she has won five of her seven LPGA titles.
Hole in One:
In the 2013 Solheim Cup Nordqvist made history during the Saturday round by making the first ever hole in one.
After going 1 up with Caroline Hedwall on the 16th, the par 3 17th was next. Nordqvist steps up and holes her tee shot. The American team followed, unable to hole out the European duo won the match 2&1.