Tom Abbott

TV Personality

 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.



  • World Nos. 1 and 2, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, are set to collide with No. 3 Tiger Woods in Dubai.

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    2011 PGA Merchandise Show – Taylormade/Adidas/Ashworth have a gigantic booth which takes up the entire north end of the con

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    ORLANDO, Fla.

  • Golf Channel

    ORLANDO, Fla. A few observations from Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show:

  • Golf Talk Central

    Padraig Harrington has been disqualified from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

  • Golf Talk Central

    Mike Whan made a very good move with his handling of the Lexi Thompson situation.

  • Several Big Breakers are on display this week at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., bidding for a big break into the LPGA next year.

  • ORLANDO, Fla. – Day 1 of the LPGA Tour Championship is in the books, but not Round 1. Twenty-seven players trudged off the course Thursday evening, looking forward to a warm bath, not looking forward to returning at 7 a.m.

  • While the LPGA is ending it's 2010 season, the European Tour is ready to begin it's 2011 schedule.

  • Matteo Manessero sets a European Tour record while Sergio Garcia stalls during his comeback.