Annika Sorenstam opened her first "Annika Academy" on Monday, a 5,400-square-foot teaching facility at Ginn Reunion Resort modeled after the golf and fitness programs that have led her to 10 majors and more than 80 victories worldwide.
"Our goal is to inspire our guests," Sorenstam said. "I will get a chance to share my passion for golf and for fitness with all golfers, of all ages, of all skill levels, all around the world."
Sorenstam gave a tour and some instruction to Darius Rucker, lead singer of "Hootie and the Blowfish."
Her own golf career is on hold. Sorenstam learned last week that she has a ruptured disk and herniated disk in her back and will miss at least a month, perhaps more from the LPGA Tour.
Good on her. It should do well.