Tom Abbott

 Tom Abbott joined Golf Channel in 2005. The England native currently serves as a tower announcer and play-by-play host for the network’s LPGA Tour tournament coverage, along with select European Tour and PGA TOUR events. He also is the co-host of the network’s reality competition series Big Break

During his time at Golf Channel, Abbott has worked on numerous major championship and Solheim Cup broadcasts, and has contributed to NBC Sports Group’s Ryder Cup tournament coverage. He has reported on some of the game’s most memorable moments, including the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry when Tom Watson made a historic run at the Claret Jug, and from Copenhagen when golf was voted into the Olympics. 

Abbott was born and raised in London, England, and has been an avid golfer since his early teenage years, moving to the United States to attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga., on a golf scholarship. While in college, he caught the broadcasting bug and worked for WPGA-TV and CBS-46, the ABC and CBS affiliates in Atlanta. Before coming to Golf Channel, Abbott was the sports director for WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Va.

 

Latest articles by Tom Abbott

May 7, 2013 5:15 PM ET

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Morgan Pressel broke through the $2 million earnings mark Monday, but it wasn’t because of her on-course activities.

The amount reflects the total raised from her annual "Morgan and Friends Fight Cancer Tournament" at Pressel's home course, St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The 23-year-old celebrated the milestone at the fifth installment of the star-studded event, which featured LPGA colleagues Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson.

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May 7, 2013 5:00 PM ET

Phoenix, Ariz. - For those of us at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, it feels like the start of a new season.

This is the first LPGA event on American soil this season, but event No. 4 on the schedule. Trips to Australia, Thailand and Singapore have already been completed, producing a variety of winners, including youngster Jessica Korda, the world No. 1 Yani Tseng and the experienced campaigner Angela Stanford.

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Mar 13, 2012 7:27 PM ET
The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup is the first LPGA event on American soil this season, but event No. 4 on the schedule. Read More