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.



  • COPENHAGEN – Golf will make a return to the Olympics in 2016. On the final day of the 121st Olympic Congress, the IOC members voted 63 to 27 in favor of bringing golf back for the Summer Games in Rio.

  • COPENHAGEN Optimistic and nervous. Those were the words of Ty Votaw Thursday ahead of his presentation in front of the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen on Friday.

  • Despite missing the cut, a week to remember in Scotland ends on a high note.

  • Mother Nature may have canceled play in Scotland, but we managed to get in a few swings.

  • Tom Abbott enjoyed a special Round 2 with Mikko Ilonen at St. Andrews at the Dunhill Links.

  • Tom Abbott's first round at the Dunhill Links is in the books. Carnoustie, check. St. Andrews, next.

  • In his Wednesday diary, Tom Abbott talks practice, the letter 'G' and the Old Course at St. Andrews.

  • Tom Abbott offers up his running diary from this week's Dunhill Links Championship.

  • Tom Abbott will be teeing it up alongside the likes of Hugh Grant, Samuel Jackson and Huey Lewis.

  • ROGERS, Ark. – Tournament organizers confirmed on Wednesday that the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship will return in 2010. The event will be played for the fourth time at the Pinnacle Country Club.