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

  • NORTH PLAINS, Ore. – Day 2 of the Safeway Classic is underway on a cool morning here in the beautiful countryside just outside Portland. Our coverage is underway at 2:30 p.m.

  • SOUTHPORT, England – A day of two halves on Friday at the Women's British Open as the 36 hole leaderboard is littered with players who had the late/early draw for Days 1 and 2.

  • SOUTHPORT, England - Day 1 of the Women's British Open has brought a mixed bag of weather and, although the sun is shining, at times it’s still rather chilly.

  • EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – Michelle Wie withdrew from the Evian Masters pro-am on Wednesday after feeling unwell midway through her round at the Evian Masters Golf Club.

  • EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – Soft dinner jazz filtered through the grounds of the Hotel Royal on Tuesday evening; the LPGA is in town. An exclusive field is in the beautiful spa town on the banks of Lake Geneva.

  • ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – On Friday evening I witnessed a great moment.

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

  • American Alexis Thompson has been given a sponsorship invitation to play in the Evian Masters.

  • Ty Tryon has been given a sponsor's invitation to the star-studded field at next week's Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Versailles.

  • With the ladies finally back in action, Tom Abbott offers thoughts on the LPGA and Curtis Cup.