Annika Sorenstam was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday evening at this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum which is being held at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Sorenstam is one of the most successful female golfers of all-time with 89 professional tournament victories worldwide, including 72 LPGA Tour events with ten being Major Championships. Since retiring from the game in 2008, she has been involved in various business projects, including course designs, a clothing line, as well as the creation of the ANNIKA Foundation, which hosts a global roster of tournaments for girls including the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Invitational Europe and ANNIKA Invitational at Mission Hills in China. A true leader, record-breaker and trailblazer of the women’s game, she is the only female to shoot a 59 in competition and win eight ‘Player of the Year’ awards. She also competed in eight Solheim Cups and will be the Captain for team Europe in 2017.
Sorenstam said, “I’m delighted to be part of this year’s HSBC Golf Business Forum. It’s an honor for me to receive such a prestigious award and follow in the footsteps of some of golf’s most important decision makers and leaders over the last decade. I’m excited to be involved in discussions at the Forum that will help shape the future of the game.”