In the Winner's Circle with Anna Nordqvist

Anna Nordqvist
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Anna Nordqvist hits off of the third tee during the Final Round of the KIA Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.

2014 Kia Classic
Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad, Calif.
March 30, 2014

Born: Eskilstuna, Sweden
Lives: Orlando, Fla.
Birthdate: June 10, 1987 – currently 26 years, 9 months, and 20 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished T25 at the 2008 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional: 2008

    • LPGA: Fourth career victory. Previous wins: 2009 McDonald’s LPGA Championship, 2009 LPGA Tour Championship, 2014 Honda LPGA Thailand

    • Earns 500 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and currently ranks second with 1,076 pts

    • Is projected to move from 16th to 9th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

  • MONEY 
    • CAREER: With the $255,000 first-place check, Anna moves to 57th on the LPGA Career Money List with $3,773,113 
    • SEASON: Anna has earned $502,012 this season and is second on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

    • Previous best finish at the Kia Classic was a T16 in 2011. 
    • All previous finishes at the Kia Classic include: 
      • 2010 – T17 
      • 2011 – T16 
      • 2012 – T55 
      • 2013 – 56

  • 2014 IN A NUTSHELL 
    • 4 events, 4 cuts made, $502,012 earned, 2 wins 
    • Earns 30 points toward Player of the Year race with her victory and is now currently second with 60 points

  • 2013 RECAP
    • 26 events, 26 cuts made, $678,751 earned (20), five top-10 finishes 
    • Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at a T11 finish at the U.S. Women’s Open 
    • Competed on the her third European Solheim Cup Team with a 2-1-1 record (6-5-1 overall)

  • OF NOTE 
    • Marks the second time in her career to record at least two victories in one season (2009- McDonald’s LPGA Championship, LPGA Tour Championship) 
    • Joins Karrie Webb as the only two-time winners of the 2014 LPGA Tour season


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