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.


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    Hooks and Cuts: Rivalries and revelations

    Rory vs. Lee, ecstasy and misery, and what has happened to Michelle Wie? We hit all the targets in this edition.

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    Hooks and Cuts: Tiger and Phil

    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods express their love for golf. One gets sentimental; the other is Tiger.

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    Hair of the (under)dog

    Robert Rock - and his coif - knock off Tiger Woods while Kyle Stanley learns the hard way that golf can be a brutal game.

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    Greg Norman will likely play with President Clinton at the Humana, but the Republican was hesitant of the friendship.

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    The new year brings with it the chance to resolve many things, including cleaning out old golf stuff from the garage.

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    Americas been looking for a 20-something to step up and Keegan Bradley beat all the big names to the major punch.

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    Tiger's story is a quintessential American tale that touches on war, race, fame, scandal, and perhaps, redemption.

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    Rich Lerner takes a look back at the Open, from everyman Darren Clarke, to Tom Watson and everything in between.

  • From the yellow scoreboards to the creativity required, there are many reasons to love the British Open.