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.


  • Forget his world ranking, Tiger Woods' Q rating needs to improve and only one thing will work.

  • A long week in the snowy desert results in a dominating performance by Donald and a new world No. 1.

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    MARANA, Ariz. – Sean Foley felt like Tiger Woods had turned a corner. John Cook reported that something 'clicked' for Tiger on the range at Isleworth last week.

  • From Mac O'Grady and Tiger Woods to Jimi Hendrix and Geoff Ogilvy, some nuggets to chew on.

  • After a rough final round in Dubai, Tiger Woods wasted little time getting back on the range.

  • Some healthy suggestions to get Tiger back to where he belongs ... and where we want him.

  • With he and his family's health on the rebound, Phil Mickelson is as jazzed about his game as ever.

  • Celebrities of all types have descended upon the California desert at the Bob Hope Classic.

  • The Sony marks the first full-field event of the season, and with it come plenty of new storylines.

  • It's been a dangerous start to 2011, but there are plenty of good stories for the new season.