ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19, 2010 – LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member Judy Rankin and PGA TOUR Professional Billy Andrade have joined Golf Channel’s live tournaments broadcast team and will make their 2010 on-air debuts this week. Rankin and Andrade will work as on-course reporters at the Bob Hope Classic in La Quinta, Calif., airing Wednesday – Friday from 3-6 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday from 4-7 p.m. ET.
One of the most well-known and respected television personalities in golf, Rankin will serve as lead analyst for the network’s LPGA Tour coverage and contribute as an on-course reporter for select PGA TOUR events in 2010. Rankin made her Golf Channel debut as lead analyst at the 2009 Solheim Cup.
Andrade, a four-time PGA TOUR winner, will work for Golf Channel in 2010 as an on-course reporter and a tower analyst. The Atlanta resident also plans to compete in several PGA TOUR events in 2010.
Win McMurry, former host of PGA TOUR Today on PGATOUR.com, also will make her Golf Channel debut Thursday, providing studio updates during live tournament coverage. In addition, McMurry will contribute to other Golf Channel shows, as assigned.