Sorenstam played against the men, won two majors on the LPGA Tour, made the Hall of Fame and helped Europe win the Solheim Cup.
She won the annual poll for a record seventh time, beating golfer Fredrik Jacobson by 53 points.
Sorenstam topped the first Swedish poll in 1995. Since then, only two-time British Open runner-up Jesper Parnevik (1999) and golfer Sophie Gustafson (2000) managed to win the award.
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