Happy Birthday: Sorenstam, Viduka, Miles

Sport360 staff 11:29 09/10/2016
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L-R: Sorenstam, Viduka, Biles.

One of the most successful female golfers of all-time, the Swedish sensation was a force on the course during her marvellous career.

Turning 46 today, Sorenstam has a laundry list of achievements to her name, most notably as the winningest female golfer ever with 90 international tournament victories as a professional.

Among those, 72 were official LPGA tournaments, including 10 majors and 18 international tournaments.

The $22 million she earned for her career also tops the LPGA’s money list.

She earned the Player of the Year award a record eight times, while also having the distinction of being the only female golfer to shoot 59 in a competition.

As if all that wasn’t enough, Sorenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since 1945 when she competed at the Bank of American Colonial in 2003.

1975: Mark Viduka, retired footballer who played for Leeds, Middlesbrough and Australia’s national team (41).

1980: Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish hockey player and captain for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings (36).

1981: Darius Miles, American retired basketball player who was drafted third overall in 2000 (35).

1988: Starling Marte, Dominican Republic baseball player for the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates and 2016 All-Star (28).

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