Tiger Woods is a golf legend. He played amazingly for years, and after several significant victories, he rightfully became the G.O.A.T. of golf. However, a new name is trending in the golf world. After the latest revelation, the golfer has become the talk of the town. Winning a championship is an outstanding achievement, but winning and becoming better than G.O.A.T. is huge. And this golfer has achieved an incredible milestone.
Who is the new name better than Tiger Woods?
After the official Instagram handle of the LPGA tour posted a picture a few hours ago, the golf world was shaken. Annika Sörenstam, a former Swedish professional golfer, is the new name of the golf world, giving competition to the legend of Tiger Woods. The pro golfer has created history by winning the same event for five years!
The LPGA tour pointed it out in their Instagram post. First time in the history of LPGA and the PGA tour, Annika has won the TOTO Japan Classic five times in a row. From 2001 to 2005, she registered the title under her name successfully. Now she is the only one to be the first to win consecutive years.
You might think that the G.O.A.T. has also won consecutive years then; why is she the first? Woods has won three straight, that too six times, but not at the same event. The legend has completed a three-peat on the same PGA tour six different times. But in the case of the female golfer, she won the same event five times in a row. Hence, she is the one with the record now.
Who is Annika Sörenstam?
The 52-years-old Annika Charlotta Sörenstam is known as one of the finest female golfers in the history of the LPGA. The former golfer stepped away from the professional world of golf in 2008.
However, before taking retirement, she achieved a lot in her career. The former golfer won 72 times on the LPGA Tour, and 10 were major championships. She is the only female with the most wins under her name, including 90 international victories.