Keeping busy isn’t something Annika Sorenstam has struggled to do since she stepped away from her Hall of Fame career on the LPGA Tour back in 2008. In the ensuing years, she made an impact on the game through her Annika Foundation, as an entrepreneur and as president of the International Golf Federation, among numerous other endeavors.
Now she gets set to embark on another pursuit: radio show host.
Tuesday night on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, Sorenstam, 52, debuts in a new program titled “Annika.” Alongside her co-host, husband Mike McGee, Sorenstam will take calls from listeners, discuss her experiences in golf and business, provide instruction tips and breakdown today’s game and players on the men’s and women’s tours.
“I am really looking forward to hosting the show with Mike,” she said. “We will discuss the latest happenings in golf, including women’s, amateur and junior golf. We look forward to having guests join us and to talking about what the listeners want as the phone lines will be open. Of course, we will also touch on our Foundation and family.”
The program is scheduled to air twice a month, and the launch coincides well with one of the more memorable moments of Sorenstam’s playing career. Later this month, Sorenstam celebrates the 20th anniversary of when she competed against men’s professionals at the Bank of America Colonial.
This isn’t the first time Sorenstam has had a program on SiriusXM. In 2014, along with former Golf Digest writer Ron Sirak, she co-hosted “The Annika Hour.”
The opportunity to offer commentary about the game is something that seems particularly appealing at this moment in time. “It’s an exciting time in the golf world, especially in women’s golf. Look at the great ratings the Chevron Championship got. That is fantastic.”