SiriusXM announced Thursday that World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam will host an exclusive new radio series on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).
The ANNIKA Hour will debut Wednesday, April 2 (1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT), the week of the LPGA’s first major tournament, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which Annika won three times.
“Few people have had the kind of impact on their sport that Annika has had on golf,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s president and chief content officer.
“She has built a legendary career and inspired generations of players and we’re very pleased to give our SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio listeners an exclusive, inside look at her life and career on and off the course.”
On the series, which will air monthly through the 2014 season, Annika and her co-host, Golf Digest Senior Writer and Golf World Executive Editor Ron Sirak, will take calls from listeners, discuss her experiences in golf and business, provide instructional tips, and look at today’s game and players on the men’s and women’s tours.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts about the game with fans while also giving them a glimpse into my day-to-day routine since stepping away from competitive golf in 2008,” said Annika.
“Today’s professional tours, fitness and nutrition, golf for juniors, swing tips and the business of golf are just some of the areas Ron and I will tackle on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.”
SiriusXM has added shows hosted by 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem, top instructors Hank Haney, David Leadbetter and Jim McLean, as well as Golf Channel programming to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
Launched in 2005, the channel offers listeners live play-by-play coverage of PGA TOUR events as well as major championship tournaments, plus live call-in talk shows offering news, analysis, equipment reviews, and more.