Annika Sorenstam
It was another fantastic 12 months for the 2004 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year. She won her seventh major, the McDonalds LPGA Championship, plus seven more tournaments on the US LPGA Tour and the HP Open in her native Sweden. 
One of her most remarkable achievements was in the Samsung World Championship where she was three shots behind South Korea’s Grace Park with six holes to play, holed a 50 foot chip for an eagle at the 15th and went on to win.
She has more tournament wins than any other golfer over the past three seasons and victory only seems to build in her a thirst for more.  Sorenstam captured her first LPGA Tour victory at the 1995 US Women's Open and she has not stopped winning since.  The Swede collected more LPGA titles than any golfer in the 1990s (18) and in 2002 joined Mickey Wright as the only players in LPGA history to win 11 times in a season.
The winner of 52 LPGA tournaments and seven major titles to date, Sorenstam is the holder of numerous LPGA records, including the lowest round in LPGA history (59). By winning the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open in 2003, she became the sixth woman to complete the career grand slam. 
This is the fourth consecutive year in which she has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award.
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