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.



  • Golf Talk Central

    Race to Dubai leader, Martin Kaymer, is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks following a go-cart crash in Arizona. The 24-year-old German who makes his home in Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Tom Abbott looks back on the week that was from the Solheim Cup, with a European perspective.

  • LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Sandra Gal is currently tied for the lead as I depart the media center at the Ricoh Women's British Open Championship.

  • Ricoh has agreed a three-year extension of the Women's British Open, from 2011-13.

  • EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – On Sunday morning of the Evian Masters last week, I found myself in the back of a courtesy van with a delightful couple from Texas.

  • Tom Abbott files notes from France following the first round of the Evian Masters.

  • Tom Abbott files notes from France following the first round of the Evian Masters.

  • The Dawn Patrol: a group of friends who, for about 40 weeks a year, are the first to play Torrey Pines on Sund

  • Golf Channel has learned Carnoustie, site of seven men's Open Championships, will host its first Ricoh Women's British Open in 2011.

  • With the Solheim Cup right around the corner, will Europe be able to field a team that can contend?