FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
MORGAN PRESSEL JOINS GOLF CHANNEL AND NBC AS ANALYST AND ON-COURSE REPORTER
Major Champion and Two-Time LPGA Tour Winner to Provide Analysis and Insights Throughout LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and USGA Coverage in 2021
Events Include U.S. Women’s Open, Amundi Evian Championship, Solheim Cup and PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic
Pressel Makes 2021 Debut This Week at LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala on GOLF Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2021 – NBC Sports announced today that major champion and two-time LPGA Tour winner Morgan Pressel has joined GOLF Channel and NBC as an analyst and on-course reporter for LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and USGA coverage. She will make her 2021 on-air debut this week at the LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala on GOLF Channel.
Pressel – who will also continue to compete on the LPGA Tour – will provide analysis and insights for numerous events throughout 2021, including the U.S. Women’s Open, Amundi Evian Championship, Solheim Cup, and the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic.
“I’m excited to join the NBC Sports and GOLF Channel family in a greater capacity this year, alongside my competitive playing schedule on the LPGA Tour,” said Pressel. “It is humbling for me that NBC has given me the opportunity to build on my experience in this area of our game and to learn from some of the best people in the business in the process. I can’t wait to get started.”
“Morgan Pressel is one of the most respected players in the game and we’re thrilled to have her join the GOLF Channel and NBC team,” said Molly Solomon, executive producer, GOLF Channel. “Morgan’s experience as a major champion, a USGA Champion and a six-time member of Team USA at the Solheim Cup – combined with her continued competitive schedule on the LPGA Tour – will make her a tremendous fit for our wide-ranging golf portfolio.”
Owning one of the most decorated careers in women’s amateur golf history, Pressel became the then-youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2001 at age 12. On the LPGA Tour, she became the then-youngest-ever winner of a modern major championship when she won the 2007 ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship) at age 18. Pressel is a six-time member of Team USA at the Solheim Cup and owns two career LPGA Tour victories.
Pressel brings prior on-air experience to her role with GOLF Channel and NBC. In addition to serving as a guest on-course reporter for LPGA Tour coverage on GOLF Channel, Pressel has been an analyst for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open as well as digital coverage of the U.S. Open for FOX Sports.