‘It’s Funny’: Legend Annika Sorenstam Is Getting a Taste of Her Own Medicine From Son Will McGee

Published 01/20/2024, 9:55 PM EST

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The student has become the master! Well, the saying seems to be true for Annika Sörenstam and her son. The third round of the celebrity division of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament had a few hiccups in place for Sorenstam, as she made four bogeys and two double bogeys. Despite that, the 72-time LPGA tour winner is currently in the second position on the leaderboard alongside Derek Lowe.

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Even an LPGA icon can use a piece of advice or two after a heavy day on the greens, and this time the words of wisdom came from a very special person, none other than her son Will McGee himself!

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During the Saturday presser at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, the Swedish golfer was asked about the “best advice” that her son had given her for the week, to which she shared the simple but profound advice given by the 12-year-old: “Just have a good time.”

The LPGA Pro further acknowledged the challenge of maintaining that mindset as a competitive golfer. She expressed the difficulty in finding joy amidst the ups and “downs” of a familiar course, reflecting on the paradox of enjoying the game despite its inherent challenges.

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Following his mother’s footsteps in the golfing arena, the interviewer went on to ask, “Does he throw some of your own advice back at you?” The 10-time major championship winner responded with a chuckle at the swapping of the roles and said, “Probably. Yeah, it’s funny.”

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The 72-time LPGA Tour winner admitted, “I don’t know if he’s listening,” especially considering the common scenario where teenagers seem tuned out. However, she quickly added, I know he’s listening because I get my own medicine.” The legendary golfer takes pride in being a positive influence on her son, encouraging him to “keep trying,” to trust himself, and to persevere despite setbacks, and she finds it fulfilling to hear these very same pieces of advice coming back to her. She added, “All these things I’m hearing it back, and it’s true.”

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Annika Sorenstam took to the greens with her son at the 2023 PNC Championship

Will McGee once again teed off at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club with his mother at the 2023 PNC Championship. After creating history a year prior by becoming the youngest player ever in the event’s history. Although the mother-son duo finished 11th at the event, the 12-year-old won the hearts of many as he put up an impressive performance, from getting an ace during a practice round to hitting a beautiful bunker shot at the 18th green on the final day.

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With such exceptional golfing skills at such a young age. It seems the apple has not fallen far from the tree, whether it be in golf or advice. As the young phenom prepares for his future golfing journey, it is clear that his mother will always be by his side to guide him into the world of golf.

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