Historic: Anna Nordqvist Wins Third Major in Third Different Decade

Anna Nordqvist 3 Major Trophies
Anna Nordqvist poses with the British Open trophy (left) in 2021 and the Evian Championship (right) in 2017. (Getty Images)

With a final-round 69, Anna Nordqvist claimed victory at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open – her first title since the 2017 Evian Championship, also a major.

Along with her win at the 2009 McDonald’s LPGA (now the KPMG PGA), the Swede became the sixth LPGA player to win a major in three different decades, and the first non-American.

She’s also just one of 22 players in history to have won three different majors.

LPGA Major Winners in Three Different Decades
  • Patty Berg (15, 1937–58)
  • Sandra Haynie (4, 1965-82)
  • Donna Caponi (4, 1969-81)
  • Amy Alcott (5, 1979-91)
  • Juli Ikster (7, 1984-02)
  • Anna Nordqvist (3, 2009-21)
Anna Nordqvist Wins McDonald’s LPGA Championship
McDonald's LPGA Championship
Anna Nordqvist holds the championship trophy after winning the McDonald’s LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock Golf Course on June 14, 2009 in Havre de Grace, MD. (Photo by Drew Hallowell via Getty Images)

Age: 22
Major: PGA Championship
Sponsor: McDonald’s
Date: June 14, 2009
Course: Bulle Rock Golf Course
Where: Havre de Grace, MD
Score: 66-70-69-68 (−15)
Prize: $300,000


Anna Nordqvist Wins The Evian Championship
Anna Nordqvist wins 2017 Evian Championship
Anna Nordqvist holds the trophy after winning The Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club on Sept. 17, 2017 in Evian-les-Bains, France. (Photo by Stuart Franklin via Getty Images)

Age: 30
Major: The Evian Championship
Sponsor: Evian Resort
Date: Sep 17, 2017
Course: Evian Resort Golf Club
Where: Evian-les-Bains, France
Score: 66-72-66 (-9)
Prize: $547,500


Anna Nordqvist Wins AIG Women’s Open
Anna Nordqvist Wins 2021 AIG Women's Open
Anna Nordqvist poses with the trophy after winning the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie on Aug 22, 2021 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Chloe Knott / R&A via Getty Images)

Age: 34
Major: British Open
Sponsor: AIG
Date: Aug 22, 2021
Course: Carnoustie Golf Links
Where: Carnoustie, Scotland
Score: 71-71-65-69 (−12)
Prize: $870,000

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