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

  • Jiyai Shin's agent has informed Golf Channel that Shin's surgery on her appendix went well and she is recovering in a Springfield, Ill. hospital.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jiyai Shin, the No. 1 player in the Rolex Women's World Rankings, has withdrawn from this week's LPGA State Farm Classic.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jiyai Shin, the No. 1 player in the Rolex Women's World Rankings, has withdrawn from this week's LPGA State Farm Classic.

  • GLADSTONE, N.J. – The final of the Sybase Match Play Championship is set – Angela Stanford against Sun Young Yoo.

  • From Europe's best descending at Wentworth to the snakebitten Suzann Pettersen.

  • GLADSTONE, N.J. – Rain appears to be following the LPGA.

  • European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie may have some surprises on this year's team.

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez and at least 10 other players have been forced to withdraw from this week’s Ballentines Championship after their flights were canceled due to the volcanic activity in Iceland.

  • With all the commotion at Augusta, it was easy to forget the achievement of Matteo Manassero.

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Yani Tseng's press conference was briefly interrupted by a minor earthquake at Mission Hills Country Club.