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Kelly Tilghman

Kelly Tilghman is one of the longest tenured Golf Channel on-air personalities, and currently serves in several roles with the network. She works as a host for Golf Central and Live From, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. She also serves as a regular co-host for Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily news and lifestyle program.

Since originally joining the network, Tilghman has hosted numerous shows and specials, and previously served as an on-course reporter for the network’s live tournaments team. In 2007, she became the first full-time female play-by-play commentator in the history of the PGA TOUR when Golf Channel embarked on its 15-year contract as the TOUR’s exclusive cable home.

She was the play-by-play voice for EA Sports’ “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR” video game from 2008-11 and, for three consecutive years (2006-08) she caddied for Arnold Palmer at the Par-3 Contest at the Masters. 

Tilghman grew up in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., where her family owned and operated a golf course for 22 years. She earned a scholarship to play on the Duke University women’s golf team, where she won the 1990 Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science and history. From 1992-96, Tilghman played professional golf in Australia, Europe and Asia, and served as a teaching and touring pro.



Latest articles by Kelly Tilghman

Feb 28, 2012 2:52 PM ET
Every good player needs one, right? Mahan and McIlroy share stories of the women behind their recent success. Read More
Jun 18, 2011 11:55 AM ET
Chat with Kelly Tilghman about the U.S. Open from 12:30-2PM ET. Read More
Jun 6, 2011 5:13 PM ET
Kelly Tilghman talked Monday with Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg about his recent departure from IMG and the future with his No. 1 client. Read More