This week is all about ... Anna Nordqvist

Each week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life - both on and off the course. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Anna Nordqvist.

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A Crafty Persuasion

A mother’s incentive triggered pro golf dreams for Anna Nordqvist

Katie Ann Robinson

Anna Nordqvist almost instantly decided golf was not her sport after her first attempt at playing when she was 10 years old. But just three years later, she was easily convinced to give it another try. 

“When I started playing golf I didn’t really like it at all, so I quit,” Nordqvist says. “Everyone in my family was playing golf except for me because I didn’t like it. But one day, my mom said she was going to get started, and then I kind of figured ‘well, I don’t want to be the worst golfer in the family’ so I started playing again.”

Needless to say, the simple coax provided Nordqvist with enough motivation to excel in the sport and she quickly rose up the the ranks among Sweden’s junior golfers. Over the span of five years, she went from being the Swedish Junior and Amateur Player of the Year to becoming a top recruit for several U.S. college golf teams. More>>

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2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS:21
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 73% (55)
  • BIRDIES: 254 (3)
  • SAND SAVES: 38% (96)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 7
  • EARNINGS: $517,220
  • EAGLES: 1 (81)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.8 (20)
  • GIR: 72% (14)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 249 (78)
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