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Annika Sorenstam TV documentary to air on Golf Channel

9.54am 9th May 2022 - People

“Becoming ANNIKA”, a new TV documentary that profiles the life and career of Annika Sorenstam is to air on the GOLF Channel this week.

Produced by NBC Sports in conjunction with the USGA, and narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, the programme takes viewers on Sorenstam’s journey from her local golf course in Sweden to becoming one of the most successful professional golfers in the history of the game. The film also touches on her personal life and her foundation work, providing women’s golf opportunities to girls at the junior, college and professional levels.

“Watching a movie about yourself, it’s a bit surreal. It’s interesting to hear other people’s perspectives,” said Sorenstam, 51. “Of course, I’ve spoken with my caddie many times and with my kids all the time, but for them to speak when I’m not there, the film just captures it all beautifully.”

The documentary, which began production at the 2021 US Senior Women’s Open, Sorenstam’s first USGA championship in 13 years, features interviews with members of Sorenstam’s family, as well as influential players, executives and reporters within the game of golf.

“Becoming ANNIKA” was produced in conjunction with Greenlight Production and GO Agency by an all-female production crew, led by executive producer Staci Green and director Adrienne Gallagher, and marks the latest documentary from GOLF Channel’s GOLF Films division, overseen by coordinating producer Israel DeHerrera.

“When we committed to an all-female production crew, we promised to deliver a film that you couldn’t tell was made by women,” said Gallagher, “but ultimately I think you can. And that’s a good thing.”

Becoming ANNIKA will first be shown on the Golf Channel at 9pm ET on Tuesday, May 10, and again on the NBC broadcast network on Sunday, June 5, before the final round coverage of the 77th US Women’s Open from Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in North Carolina.

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