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Liselotte Neumann

Liselotte Neumann with the AIG Women

The 1994 AIG Women's Open featured a young Annika Sorenstam continuing to announce herself on the world stage, but it was another Swedish legend who took home the title at Woburn.

Liselotte Neumann was the first Swedish player, male or female, to ever win a major championship, when she claimed the 1988 US Women's Open at the age of 22, going wire-to-wire. It was also the first ever LPGA victory by a Swede, a sign of things to come with 13 other players claiming an event.

Neumann's victory in the 1994 AIG Women's Open was the first year the event was officially an LPGA event, and it was the 4th of Neumann's eventual 13 titles on the Tour, to go along with 11 LET wins and 5 LPGA of Japan wins.

Neumann's major record was also strong throughout her career, but despite 11 top-5s and five runner up finishes, her 1988 US Women's Open triumph was her sole victory in the big events. The Swede also won just one AIG Women's Open despite three other top-5s in the event.

The Swedish star played in six Solheim Cups in her career and also was the captain for an historic victory in 2013, as her European side won for the first time ever in the United States by an emphatic scoreline of 18-10.