Sunday, June 14, 2009

Who the hell is Anna Nordqvist ?

Well, until today that was a question that probably did not get much thought outside of Ekilstuna,Sweden or Tempe, Az. In case you missed it, Anna smoked the field at Bulle Rock to capture not only her first win on the LPGA tour - but also to win an LPGA major event. Considering that this is her ROOKIE season, one has to be suitably impressed with her dominating display. Prior to today, Anna had earned about 30k in 2009, but something tells me that's about to change in a big hurry.

Her performance throughout the event was nothing short of amazing, and she blistered through the last two rounds leading the pack the whole way - and seeming to never even look over her shoulder. This was an exhibition in "cool" that any competitor (including the great one, TW) would hold up as an example.

A few facts about the lovely Miss Nordqvist:
• Won the 2008 Ladies British Open Amateur
• Qualified for the 2008 Women's British Open
• Tied for sixth at the Ladies European Tour Scandinavian Open, finishing on shot out of second
• Will represent Sweden in the 2008 World Amateur
• Made the cut at the 2007 Women's British Open at the famed Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland
• Tied for fifth at the NCAA Championships
• 2008 NGCA First-Team All-American
• 2008 First-Team Pac-10
• 2008 NGCA Academic All-American
• 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team

Anna is sponsored by Puma Golf (that's where the cool outfits come from), Ping (like a lot of LPGA players), AXA, and Henderson Global Investors. She currently resides in Scottsdale,AZ.

Congrats to Anna for a great showing this week - and a wish of much future success.

1 comment:

DaveAndrews said...

No 36 hole Open qualifier for her tomorrow. She can celebrate tonight in style!