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Inkster, Stupples, Mackenzie join GC on-air team

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Juli Inkster has been added to Golf Channel’s 2014 on-air lineup as an on-course reporter, it was announced Wednesday. The Hall of Famer will continue to play the tour but also will work five LPGA events next season, beginning with the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in May.

Golf Channel also announced that Karen Stupples, the 2004 Women’s British Open champion, will serve as a Golf Channel analyst and work several LPGA events as both an on-course report and booth analyst. She will also be a studio analyst for the network’s news programming. 

Paige Mackenzie, who has competed on the LPGA since 2007, will serve as a co-host on “Morning Drive” and contributor to studio news programming while maintaining a full tournament schedule.

“We’re excited about the addition of Juli, Paige and Karen to the Golf Channel family, as each is a proven competitor on tour,” Molly Solomon, the executive producer of Golf Channel, said in a statement. “Their insight and knowledge for more than 50 years of combined professional playing experience will enhance our tournament and news coverage, taking viewers more inside the ropes and closer to the current athletes. Adding a Hall of Famer and a major champion to Golf Channel’s tournament coverage is a terrific boost.”