Rolex counts leading LPGA Tour players among its Testimonees, including Major winners Alexis Thompson (USA), Yani Tseng (Taiwan), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) as well as the exciting new guard with Lydia Ko (New Zealand) and legendary golfers Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) and Lorena Ochoa (Mexico).
Women, such as these Rolex Testimonees, are changing the world, and the way the world sees women. They share the same pioneering spirit and commitment to excellence. Their courage and perseverance are an example to all, inspiring both men and women of all generations to greatness.
In the last Major of 2017 season, Rolex Testimonee Anna Nordqvist has claimed her second Major title at The Evian Championship in a playoff following a closing round of five-under par. By achieving this momentous feat, the 30-year-old joins fellow Testimonees, Annika Sörenstam, Juli Inkster and Lydia Ko, among the prestigious list of past champions at the beautiful setting of Évian-les-Bains, overlooking the shimmering waters of Lake Geneva.
The first to congratulate Nordqvist, after sinking the winning putt on the 18th green, were fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam and Gary Player, both legends of the game and part of the Rolex family. The fifth Evian Championship winner said: “I didn’t know Gary Player was here; I was excited to see him. Annika has been a huge role model and a huge inspiration for me and it’s great to see her this week.
Nordqvist continued: “It’s a dream come true, being from Europe too, winning The Evian Championship. I’ve worked really hard over the last couple of years - this year has been testing, but I am very proud of myself for keeping my head up and staying positive.”
Rolex Director of Communication & Image, Arnaud Boetsch, said: “Rolex applauds Anna Nordqvist on her incredible achievement of winning The Evian Championship. This achievement demonstrates Nordqvist’s extraordinary dedication and commitment to excellence and performance at the highest level - qualities Rolex recognizes in all its Testimonees.”
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