Morgan Pressel joins Golf Channel, NBC Sports activities broadcast workforce
Morgan Pressel could have attended the LPGA Drive On Championship this week but will instead be calling the action from the booth as a senior analyst.
The 32-year-old LPGA veteran has joined Golf Channel and NBC as an analyst and reporter on the course for the 2021 season. While she will continue to compete in the LPGA – at up to 15 events this season – she will also work on television for a number of tournaments including the US Women’s Open, the Amundi Evian Championship, the Solheim Cup, and the PGA’s Honda Classic Trip.
“It’s a test year, so to speak, if that makes sense,” said Pressel in a press conference before the tournament.
“Just give it a try and see how it works. See if I even enjoy watching TV, which I think I’ll do. But I guess you never know And if I’m good at it. That too. “
As a six-time Solheim Cup participant and two-time LPGA winner, Pressel became the youngest winner of a modern major championship at the time when she won the ANA Inspiration 2007 at the age of 18. Last week she finished 31st on Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona.
“It’s close,” said Pressel about her game. “I don’t know. Some days I feel like it’s so far away, and some days I feel like it’s close.”
Pressel’s first on-air experience was at the 2015 US Open for Fox Sports, calling for the action for their digital coverage from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. That is “pretty intense”. She has also worked as a guest reporter for LPGA coverage on Golf Channel and was an analyst on the US Senior Women’s Open for Fox.
“I would say the only advice almost everyone has given me, including Judy (Rankin), is not to try to be someone else,” said Pressel. “Just be myself. I literally think that every person who gave me advice told me to be myself. I don’t know what that means, but we’ll find out. “
Golf Channel’s live coverage of the LPGA Drive On in Golden Ocala, Florida takes place on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the weekend from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.