1, while Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and 16-year-old golfer Michelle Wie each got four votes.Lance Armstrong was voted Male Athlete of the Year for the fourth straight year.
Sorenstam won the first three tournaments, giving her five straight LPGA Tour victories dating to the end of 2004 to match the record set by Nancy Lopez.S.) is more than her total earnings on the golf course all year. Barring a bad drop that gets her disqualified, or a recurring wrist injury that causes her to withdraw, she is guaranteed her largest competitive paycheque this season.That's only because the Samsung World Championship doesn't have a cut and last-place money of ,499 (U.Annika Sorenstam is linked with Babe Zaharias again, although this has nothing to do with competing against men.The Swedish golf star turned a season that had all the trappings of a struggle into another year of superlatives, becoming the first woman in 19 years to capture the first two legs of the Grand Slam, winning 10 times on the LPGA Tour and twice putting the teenagers in their place. And she was a landslide winner as The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, making Sorenstam the first golfer since Zaharias (1945-47) to win the award three straight years."I am flattered and honored to be chosen by so many different editors," said Sorenstam, who received 47 of 81 votes cast by AP newspaper and broadcast members.