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.

 

ARTICLES BY Tom Abbott

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

  • Melissa Reid finished her second round 68 at the Sanya Ladies Open in China despite having been bitten by a snake.

  • Sunday marks the 150th anniversary of the first Open Championship. On Wednesday, Oct.

  • The LPGA has a great product, but there are struggles. Here's what the tour is dealing with.

  • PRATTVILLE, Ala. – The LPGA returns to action this week in Prattville, Ala., for the fourth playing of the Navistar Classic. With a diminished schedule, the tour has been stop-start in 2010, but not for the next six weeks.

  • European captain Colin Montgomerie has momentum on his side heading into the Ryder Cup.

  • A big week for Spain's cigar chomping Miguel Angel Jimenez and Le Golf National in Paris.

  • Golf Talk Central

    ROGERS, Ark. – Officials at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship have cancelled Thursday's pro-am which should come as no surprise because wet weather and this 54-hole event go hand in hand.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez called a one-shot penalty on himself during the third round of the Omega European Masters, knocking his lead down to three shots heading into Sunday's final round.

  • NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – I think it's fair say finding someone who isn't disappointed for Juli Inkster after her disqualification from the Safeway Classic this evening will be a difficult task.