Rich Lerner

TV Personality

Rich Lerner joined Golf Channel in 1997, and has been a versatile mainstay ever since. He currently serves as a play-by-play host for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage, and as a lead host for the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. During Live From, Lerner writes and narrates essays that add perspective to critical moments in the sport, and the players who make them happen. He also reports on compelling long-form stories on In Play with Jimmy Roberts, anchors the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club, and hosts Legendary Conversation, recalling the memorable moments with the game’s most historic figures.

Through the years, Lerner has brought a number of in-depth specials to Golf Channel, from New York Stories to Courage on the Fairways to Tiger Woods: Millennium Man. He was honored with the Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award for his documentary, Se Ri Pak, A Champion's Journey. He also was the recipient of a Telly Award for his contributions to a story on 1964 U.S. Open winner, Ken Venturi.

 Lerner grew up working at his father's driving range and miniature golf course in Allentown, Pa., and graduated from Temple University in 1983. He and his wife Robin reside in Maitland, Fla., with their two sons, Jesse and Jack.


  • Rich Lerner offers up some thoughts from Augusta National on the eve of the Masters Tournament.

  • From Phil Mickelson having fun with Monty to thoughts of Tiger Woods winning the Masters.

  • There's plenty speculation as to when Tiger Woods will return. But what will it be like when he does?

  • I love the ordinary moments that remind us that even immortals like Jack Nicklaus are just men.

  • Rickie Fowler, the go-for-it, moto-cross kid, did the unthinkable in Phoenix. He played it safe.

  • Ian Poulter strolling down a fariway is not an arrogant man strutting, but a man walking with purpose.

  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Defending Phoenix Open champion Kenny Perry says, at 49, he’s finally losing some zip on his fastball. I was taken aback.

  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Match Play winner Ian Poulter attributes his improvement to some simple research.

  • What did you think? What was your take? We're all such deep thinkers on matters like Tiger Woods.

  • People want to see the real Tiger on Friday. But does anyone really know who that is?