A list of new and familiar faces includes newcomer Tina Mickelson and Golf Channel veterans Mark Lye, Tom Nettles and Donna Caponi. They will work with recently announced host/analyst teams of Jim Kelly/Frank Nobilo and Rich Lerner/Brandel Chamblee.
Mickelson, the younger sister of Phil, has been a teaching professional since 1991 and is making her broadcasting debut. She authors a syndicated golf tips column and serves as a golf analyst for one of the largest all-sports radio stations in the United States. She also participates on several public speaking circuits.
Known for years to viewers as The Golf Channels lead analyst on tournament telecasts and studio shows like the Sprint Pre/Post Game, Lye will split time in 2004 as both a Champions Tour player and reporter. An 18-year PGA Tour veteran, he enjoyed a successful rookie season on the 2003 Champions Tour and, next year, will offer his unique perspective on playing conditions and player strategy when he dons the headsets after every competitive round.
Caponi, an LPGA Hall of Fame inductee in 2001, has been a mainstay on Golf Channel LPGA and Champions Tour telecasts. She will resume her reporting duties for the 50-and-over circuit in 2004.
Nettles is an original member of The Golf Channel on-air team and a former touring professional. As a long-time Champions Tour beat reporter for Golf Central, he will bring an insiders knowledge as the chief interviewer for the networks tournament telecasts in 2004. He also will host The Golf Channels weekly Champions Tour Learning Center show.