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Rebellious Son Will Compelled Annika Sorenstam to Stop Giving Him Golf Advices, the LPGA Legend Revealed in a 2021 Interview

Published 01/23/2023, 6:30 AM EST

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When one enters parenthood, they often complain that their kids don’t listen to them. And the legendary female golfer, Annika Sorenstam, was no different from other mothers. 

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Undoubtedly, the golfer has that complaint, but their mother-son bond is beautiful. Sorenstam walked away from professional golf in 2008. However, after 13 years, she returned to the 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open. And her son’s reaction overwhelmed her. When Sorenstam won on the 18th hole, it was the most significant moment of the competition. Her son was with her, and when his mother won, he started crying, which touched her heart and ours too.

Therefore, their bond is strong, and they both are supportive, but sometimes, you cannot stop kids from being themselves.


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In February 2021, Graham Bensinger toured the lakefront property owned by golfing legend in Orlando, Florida. He received some much-needed golf advice from Sorenstam and her son Will from her tee box. However, she also revealed her learnings as a mother.

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The video started with Sorenstam explaining where they were and what they were doing. She further introduced her eleven-year-old son William McGee and her daughter Rose was nine. The GOAT golfer is a right-handed player; however, her son was somehow left-handed, which she couldn’t comprehend. After this, she shared what she has learned over the past few years playing golf with her son. According to the greatest golfer, her son was a “golf nut,” and he loved sports.

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However, she revealed that Will did not listen to her golf instructions. Sorenstam said, “I have learned that the more I say, the less he listens.” Bensinger asked if this was true, to which she replied, “yes, so I don’t say a lot.” Probably, Will wanted to listen to his short-time golf trainer Lee Trevino. Where he learned a trick from the retired golfer to win every golf bet he ever madeHowever, Sorenstam’s words made her guest curious. Therefore, he asked Will if any advice from her mother had ever helped Will. The adorable kid said she helped him with his grips.


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The little golf nut explained and said, “I used to just have it straight like this and have a big gap here. I’ve now closed it in a little more, and I think it’s been helping me a lot more.” Bensinger became curious and asked the kid if he had to play surrounded by cameras how he would feel. Will replied, “it’s more intense than usual.” It is safe to say a serious golfer is in the making, and the secret ingredient will be Sorenstam’s training.


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Having the best golf teacher as your mother can come in handy for Will. Even though he does not listen to her now, he will have to turn to her only for the right tips and tricks of golf. After all, she is an icon for many female golfers. 

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Written by:

Saumya Yashawant


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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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Edited by:

Akash Pandhare