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.


  • From Phil to Ernie, and from Tiger to Ryo, thoughts from Pebble as they head into the weekend.

  • Make no mistake, this is not just the U.S. Open. Its the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

  • From the off-camera humor of David Feherty to Tom Kite's honest assessment of today's players.

  • Lee Westwood is one of the best players because of his fitness ... and his sense of humor helps.

  • Perhaps Tiger Woods has to get his personal life in order before his professional life returns to normal.

  • Arnold Palmer hit the first shot of the tournament, and fitting enough, Phil Mickelson hit the final one.

  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – He suffered great humiliation but no loss of skill. In two days, Tiger Woods obliterated any concern that he’d be a different player.

  • The King offers up yet another roar, and talk of Freddy, the Big Easy and, yes, Tiger.

  • Tiger fatigue has set in. People are ready to watch golf, not talk golf. Watch golf. Enough talking.

  • AUGUSTA, Ga. – When he arrived at just after 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Tiger Woods looked the part of the reclusive bad boy in dark sunglasses and goatee. Other than that, though, he looked the same.