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

  • HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – During the two-hour rain delay Saturday at the McDonald's LPGA Championship, Kay Cockerill won the Hole Announcer Darts Competition with a stunning last-dart performance.

  • The LPGA contests its second major next week, but it's going to be tough for a European to win.

  • Ireland has more young talent than just Rory McIlroy. Twin teens may be poised for similar stardom.

  • We might see a British invasion this week at Augusta National ' and we'd have Nick Faldo to thank for it.

  • Before the days of desert swings the top players in Britain would ease themselves into the rigors.

  • Here is a look at how Colin Montgomerie became the 2010 European Ryder Cup captain.

  • The European Tour swings into the Middle East desert. Here's a breakdown of the three events.

  • A personal Top 10 in 2008: events and happenings I have experienced in the past 12 months.

  • American fans might not know England's Melissa Reid. But they will if she can get past LPGA Q-School.

  • A little-known American travels the world over in search of a place to play in 2009.