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SAMSUNG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2006
Sophie Gustafson drives off the first tee in the final round of the Samsung World Championship at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California on October 15, 2006. Gustafson went on to finish third in the tournament behind winner Lorena Ochoa and runner-up Annika Sorenstam. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Sophie Gustafson (born 27 December 1973) is a Swedish professional golfer. She is a member of U.S. based LPGA Tour and a life member of the Ladies European Tour. She has five LPGA and 21 international wins in her career. She is a four-time LET Order of Merit winner and has represented Europe in the Solheim Cup on each team since 1998.

Gustafson turned professional in 1992 whilst studying marketing, economics and law at Aranasskolan & Komvux University in Sweden. In the next three years she played 12 Telia Tour and four Ladies European Tour tournaments. On the Telia tour she had six top ten finishes. Her best finish on the LET was a 22nd at her home tournament in Sweden.

1995 saw her join the Ladies European Tour gaining two top 10 finishes in 13 starts. 1996 was her first full year on the Ladies European Tour. She gained her first professional wins, winning once on the Telia Tour at the Rörstrand Ladies Open and once on the Ladies European Tour at the Déesse Ladies Swiss Open. In 1997 she earned her first win on the Ladies Asian Tour at the Thailand Ladies Open and finished T40th at LPGA Q School to earn non-exempt status for 1998.

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