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Mike Ritz

Anchor, Golf Central

Mike Ritz is the first reporter hired by the Golf Channel and joins Brian Hammons as one of only two original Golf Channel on-air personalities still with the team.  Through the years Ritz has covered every Tour extensively and has taken on a variety of jobs.  He has anchored Golf Central; hosted dozens of Golf Channel specials and has worked on live tournament coverage as both the play-by-play host and player-interviewer.

He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin and then his Masters at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.  Mike was a walk-on member of the Wisconsin golf team -- qualifying and playing his junior and senior years for the Badgers.  Prior to Golf Channel, Ritz worked at several local television stations in Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington, D.C.  While working in Washington he covered The White House as well as the Washington Redskins.  Ritz is a D.C. native, having grown up in the Maryland suburbs.

Latest articles by Mike Ritz

Feb 12, 2004 12:00 PM ET
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- This should be one beautiful Buick. Read More
Jan 14, 2004 12:00 PM ET
HONOLULU -- On Thursday morning at 8:59 here in Hawaii, 14-year-old Michelle Wie will tee off in the first round of the Sony Open; and, thus, become the youngest female to ever play in a PGA Tour even Read More
Oct 13, 2003 12:00 PM ET
Millions come to Las Vegas with dreams of grandeur. Few leave as winners. Stuart Appleby is one of those lucky few. Read More