Michael Breed

Host, The Golf Fix


Michael Breed joined Golf Channel in 1999, and has served as host of The Golf Fix, the network’s fast-paced instruction show since 2009. A Monday night staple on Golf Channel, The Golf Fix was a Cablefax Program Award finalist for “Best Education/Instructional Series” in 2014. Breed is a regular on Golf Channel’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events, and also contributes to the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club, as well as Golf Channel’s coverage of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and PGA Professional National Championship.  

 Breed is currently the Director of Instruction at the Michael Breed Golf Academy at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York. Prior, he was the Director of Instruction at Manhatten Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, N.Y. He has authored two books, The Picture Perfect Golf Swing and The Three Degree Putting Solution and has contributed his golf instruction to TBS, CBS, Cablevision, Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated.

 As one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Instructors and Golf Digest’s Top 50 Instructors, Breed earned the Metropolitan PGA Horton Smith Award in 2007 and 2008 and was named Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year in 2000. Also named the Metropolitan PGA Section Teacher of the Year, he is a two-time Ely Calloway winner in 2010 and 2011, and was the 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year.

 Over the course of his career as an instructor, Breed has worked with more than 30 PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and Champions Tour players.

 

 

  • It’s hard to pick against Tiger or Phil this week, but keep an eye out for young Rory McIlroy. The 19-year-old from Northern Ireland has all of the shots to win at Augusta National his first time out.

  • That was some finish to the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Sunday. And one very courageous shot by Brittany Lincicome.

  • The old adage is that it’s better to be lucky than good. Angel Cabrera was both on Sunday.

  • Speaking of Mickelson, I don’t buy that he wins on Sunday if he doesn’t hit his tee shot in the water on the par-3 12th and makes double bogey there. I say that because those short putts he missed on Nos.

  • Phil Mickelson’s front nine on Sunday at Augusta was a thing of beauty, but his back-nine performance fell far short, due to a tentative putting stroke.

  • Tiger Woods weighed in on Michael Jordan’s chances of breaking 100 at Bethpage Black—this year’s U.S. Open venue—during Monday’s AT&T National press conference in Washington.

  • That was a Tiger Woods-like performance by Brian Gay at the Verizon Heritage this past week. You don’t expect to see a guy ranked 96th in the World Golf Ranking (as Gay was heading into the Heritage) to lap the field by 10 shots.

  • How does one break a seven-year winless drought on the PGA Tour? He goes out and hits nearly 80 percent of his greens in regulation, as Jerry Kelly did this past week in the Big Easy.

  • Henrik Stenson had about as good a weekend driving the golf ball as one can, and he did it almost exclusively using his 3-wood.

  • It was hard not to notice Henrik Stenson’s unique pre-shot routine on Sunday during the final round of The Players Championship.