Catching Up With LPGA Golfer Anna Nordqvist

Anna Nordqvist on the green
Photo: Wojciech Migda

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Catching Up With LPGA Golfer Anna Nordqvist

A year ago, Anna Nordqvist lost her chance of winning the U.S. Women’s Open. It slipped through her hands when she was given a two-stroke penalty in the midst of the final hole of a three-hole playoff for touching the sand with her club one hole earlier.

While American Brittany Lang claimed her first major title, Nordqvist, a Swede who played collegiately at Arizona State, was praised for the way she handled the cruel ending.

Ranked No. 12 in the world, Nordqvist again will shoot for the U.S. Women’s Open title this week in Bedminster, N.J. Since turning pro in 2009, the Swedish sensation has won seven times – including once this year – totaled 58 Top 10s and earned more than $7 million along the way.

We caught up with Nordqvist in mid-May when the LPGA Tour made its annual stop in Williamsburg, Va., and asked her about her goals for the season, what she remembers about last year’s U.S. Women’s Open, how she got her start in golf and comparisons between golf in Sweden and the United States.

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