Annika enjoyed a record-breaking season on the 2001 LPGA Tour, firmly establishing herself as the number one player in the women’s game.
By the end of the year, she had won eight times and broken Australian Karrie Webb's earnings record of $1,876,853, becoming the first player in LPGA history to eclipse the $2 million mark in single-season earnings. Was named Player of the Year for a fourth time and also broke Webb's record for lowest scoring average (69.42) after a season that included an unprecedented 59. Launched her remarkable year with four straight wins early on, including the Standard Register PING where she set or tied six LPGA records with her stunning second round of 59. Went on to clinch her first major since 1996 with victory at the Nabisco Championship, won twice in Japan and regained her position as the game’s number one with victory at the CISCO World Ladies Match Play in November. Finished in the top 10 a remarkable 20 times from 26 starts during 2001.