“Couldn’t Do Anything…”: Annika Sorenstam’s 12-Year-Old Son Pens Down An Emotional Message For His Father, While Celebrating His Birthday

Published 11/12/2023, 3:56 PM EST

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Will McGee’s claim to fame as of now is that he is the golf legend Annika Sorenstam‘s son. Sorenstam is married to Mike McGee and Will is their second child, who was born 13 weeks premature. Interestingly, he has decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and is already making an impression on the kids’ golf circuit.

At 12 years of age, William McGee is popular enough to have almost 2,000 followers on his Instagram handle. And when he posted a heart-warming birthday message for his father Mike on Sunday, it was quickly noticed and liked by several people. Such a response was expected, looking at the significant involvement Will has on social media.

Mike & Will McGee’s bond on full display


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Mike McGee recently turned 49. To celebrate and pay respect on his father’s special day, Will wrote on his Instagram handle: “Happy birthday to the greatest father this world has ever seen. I couldn’t do anything in this world without you and you are simply the best! Mom is so lucky she found you and I hope you have the best birthday ever!!! #49.” A heart emoji was added to the post.


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Mike replied to it, saying: “Wow buddy. That made me cry. It’s my honor. Love you!” A proud father raved about the picture in Will’s post, attaching laughing emojis.


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A month ago, on Sorenstam’s 53rd birthday, Will gave her mother a befitting tribute by playing at a US Kids Golf event. Mike was impressed and posted on X, the erstwhile Twitter: “Will gave mama a nice birthday present today. He played the event. Struggled for a lot of the day but made a 20 footer for birdie to get into a playoff, knowing he had to make it. Then he birdied the first playoff hole for the W. Proud of his fight”…

The best part of Will’s performance was the way he raised his game under pressure.

Will McGee have grown up to be a mama’s boy


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Sorenstam describes her son as a “golf nut“. In December last year, after Will made his PNC debut, the LPGA great spoke at length to GolfChannel.com, via nbcsports, about Will’s passion. “It’s insane how excited he is,” she said.

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The golfer added: “We were there [at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club] before Thanksgiving playing and we were on the putting green and he’s like, ‘Mommy, in a few weeks I’ll be putting with Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth,’ and I mean, he’s a golf nut, he’s a golf fan, he watches everything, and for him to be part of this event and his name is in a press release with Tiger, it’s his dream.”


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Well, by the looks of it, it seems Will McGee is on course to maintain Sorenstam’s legacy. Do you think the little boy would be able to sustain his form in the long run? Let us know in the comments below.

Watch this story: ‘Will Is on Fire’: Months After His PNC Championship Fame, Annika Sorenstam’s Son’s Latest Achievement Brings Joy to the Golf World



Written by:

Shamik Chakrabarty


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Debmallya Chakraborty