Where is Se Ri Pak spending her time since retiring from the LPGA Tour?
In the jungle.
Like fellow Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, who has taken up triathlons and marathons, Pak has found new ways to challenge herself in retirement. She was a recent competitor on one of her favorite TV shows, the popular reality program “Law of the Jungle.” It’s a “Survivor” like TV show, which challenges celebrities to survive in exotic, remote locations.
“It was really, really difficult,” Pak recently told the Yonhap News Agency. “I’ve ran into things I’ve never experienced before, so it was very hard.”
Pak was one of the participants stranded on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific for five days and four nights. Byung-man Kim, a regular cast member and Korean comedian, led the group and Pak credited him for their survival.
“If it wasn’t for leader Kim, I don’t think I could have made it back home," Pak said. "Honestly, I don’t think I can go there twice. I’ll leave it as a fond memory.”
“Law of the Jungle – Cook Islands” airs on SBS in Korea every Friday night at 10:00 p.m. and is watched by nearly 15 percent of the country.
Pak retired in 2016 from competitive golf.