Morgan Pressel might’ve competed on this week’s LPGA Drive On Championship however as an alternative will likely be calling the motion from the sales space as lead analyst.
The 32-year-old LPGA veteran has joined Golf Channel and NBC as an analyst and on-course reporter for the 2021 season. Whereas she is going to proceed to compete on the LPGA – in as many as 15 occasions this season – she’ll additionally work in tv for numerous tournaments together with the U.S. Girls’s Open, Amundi Evian Championship, Solheim Cup and the PGA Tour’s Honda Basic.
“It’s type of a little bit of a trial yr, so to talk, if that is smart,” stated Pressel in a pre-tournament press convention.
“Simply attempt it and see the way it works, see if I even get pleasure from doing tv, which I believe that I’ll. However I suppose you by no means know. And if I’m any good at it. That as nicely.”
A six-time Solheim Cup participant and two-time winner on the LPGA, Pressel turned the then-youngest-ever winner of a contemporary main championship when she gained the 2007 ANA Inspiration at age 18. Final week she tied for thirty first on the Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona.
“It’s shut,” stated Pressel of her sport. “I don’t know. Some days I really feel prefer it’s so distant and a few days I really feel prefer it’s shut.”
Pressel’s first on-air expertise got here on the 2015 U.S. Open for Fox Sports activities, calling the motion for his or her digital protection from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. That, she stated, was “fairly intense.” She has additionally labored as a visitor on-course reporter for LPGA protection on Golf Channel and was an analyst for the U.S. Senior Girls’s Open for Fox.
“I might say the one piece of recommendation that I’ve been given by nearly everyone, together with Judy (Rankin), is to not attempt to be any individual else,” stated Pressel. “Simply be myself. I believe actually each one that has given me recommendation has informed me to be myself. I don’t know what which means, however we’ll discover out.”
Golf Channel’s reside protection of the LPGA Drive On at Golden Ocala (Florida) will likely be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and a pair of:30 – 5:30 p.m. over the weekend.