BILLY KRATZERT

Golf Channel

Analyst, On the Range

Billy Kratzert joined Golf Channel in 2012 as an analyst for On the Range, Golf Channel’s weekly informational series that takes viewers to the driving ranges of the various professional golf tours.

Kratzert is an American professional golfer and sportscaster, who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.  Kratzert won four PGA Tour events in his career.  His most successful years in professional golf were 1977–1980, when he finished in the top-12 on the money list in three of those four years. Kratzert’s best year for Majors was 1978, when he finished with a T-5 in The Masters and a T-6 in the U.S. Open.  He continued to play on the PGA Tour until 1997, when he went to work as a television golf commentator.

Since turning 50 in June 2002, Kratzert has played some on the Champions Tour; his best finish in this venue is T10 at the 2003 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic.[4] The main focus of his work continues to be as a course reporter for various media outlets including Golf Channel, CBS, ESPN, TNT and the PGA Tour Radio network.

An All-American from the University of Georgia, Kratzert was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 1993.  He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife and three children.