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.



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