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Annika Sorenstam Lamented the Emotional Rollercoaster She Suffered While Birthing Her Golf Prodigy Son in a 2021 Interview: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like it’

Published 01/19/2023, 11:03 AM EST

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Annika Sörenstam is both a renowned professional golfer and a mother of two. She once talked about the birth of her son, William McGee. Annika detailed what it was like when she entered labor earlier than expected as her son’s was a premature birth. She also mentioned how her husband, Mike McGee reacted to this.

Annika Sörenstam on her premature delivery

During an interview with Graham Bensinger, Annika Sörenstam talked about the details of her pre-mature delivery of her son, William McGee. She detailed how things went down, as well as the reaction of her husband.

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She was asked about the birth of her second kid in 2011. Sorenstam talked about how it went. Sorenstam made comments about how they realized it was time and how it freaked out both her and her husband, Mike McGee.

She said, “The first 26 weeks of the pregnancy were normal…It was like my white sheets were just red and so I freaked out. I was like calm down we need to have a plan… remember running in and then he came out 16 hours later. He was so so small. He was 2 pounds and 12 ounces, I’ve never seen anything like it.”, according to an interview with Graham Bensinger.

The professional golfer talked about how William was so small he hadn’t even completely developed. The couple did not even have a name for the child by then. Annika talked about how he was not like anything she had ever seen.

William’s reaction to Annika’s victory

The LPGA fame once shared her happiness for having her son, William McGee, with her when she won at the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open. This was her historic comeback to the sport.
Her son, William, was there to witness this milestone his mother had achieved. Having been there with his mother through her ups and downs so far, the 11-year-old teared up.
These tears of happiness also made Annika emotional. She expressed her joy and happiness on the occasion. Even the professional golfer got sentimental post this instance.

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She expressed how she felt seeing her son right there. The star golfer said that she choked up at the moment. All in all, it was a celebration of success and motherhood and the world of golf was all eyes on it.

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What do you think about Annika’s part of the story of the premature birth of her son, William McGee? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Daiemah Malik

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Daiemah is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having been writing since the age of 12, she has had a keen interest in Golf. Daiemah admires Nelly Korda and Tiger Woods, and would love to see more women excel in the sport.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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