Who knew that so many professional golfers harbored secret desires to be talk radio hosts?
On the heels of the announcement that both Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson will be getting SiruisXM radio shows in 2014, the satellite radio company announced that Ben Crenshaw will co-host a biweekly radio show, debuting next Wednesday (Dec. 11).
The two-time Masters winner will host Crenshaw on Golf, a one-hour show airing every other week on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, with the first episode debuting Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Crenshaw and co-host Ed Clements will talk about today’s game and its players, share stories from Crenshaw’s many years in the sport and discuss golf course design and his favorite venues around the world.
“As a regular listener to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, I'm looking forward to launching my new show and having the chance to discuss golf architecture, history, instruction and current events on the Tours,” said Crenshaw. “I'll also have some special friends join me on the show from time to time.”
While Crenshaw, 61, is known mainly as a course designer these days, he did play with 14-year-old Chinese player Guan Tianlang at the 2013 Masters. (Guan famously received a penalty for slow play and still made the cut, greatly impressing Crenshaw in the process). Next year, Crenshaw should have a lot to talk about on his show when the U.S. Open returns to Pinehurst No. 2, which he and partner Ben Coore recently restored.
And when it comes to booking high-profile guests, Crenshaw can always call up his good friend George W. Bush. Poulter and Stenson are going to have a hard time topping that. Photo: Ben Crenshaw at the 2013 Masters (Getty Images)