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.


  • Several questions come to mind regarding Sunday's final round at Whistling Straits.

  • KOHLER, Wis. – Momentum is swinging in the direction of a Tiger Woods move to instructor Sean Foley, as a source close to the situation revealed that discussions are taking place, though nothing is firm at this point.

  • As the season's final major starts this week, a look at the struggles of Tiger, Phil and Ernie.

  • Erik Compton stopped by our table at dinner last night, thanked us for our coverage and asked Nick Faldo for help in lining up his 70-yard wedge shots.

  • Checking out possible Player of the Year candidates and those who have disappointed in 2010.

  • Thoughts on McIlroy winning, Daly contending and what it's like to live near the Old Course.

  • Ben Wright is 77 and living, if not in exile in idyllic Flat Rock, North Carolina, then certainly far from the wreckage of a once brilliant broadcasting career.

  • It wasn't a fantastic final round at the U.S. Open. But beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Dormant for so many months, Tiger Woods awakened on Saturday of the 110th U.S. Open.

  • Dormant for so many months, Tiger Woods awakened on Saturday of the 110th U.S. Open.