TOM ABBOTT

Golf Channel

Play by Play Host, LPGA Tour

Golf Central Anchor / Reporter

Commentator, European Tour

Co-Host, Big Break

Tom Abbott joined Golf Channel in 2005. He currently serves as an announcer on the network’s LPGA Tour coverage, in addition to select European and PGA TOUR events. Abbott can be seen regularly reporting for Golf Central and Live From and is also the host of “Big Break” alongside Stephanie Sparks.  Abbott was born and raised in London, England. A keen golfer since his early teenage years, Abbott moved to the United States to attend Mercer University in Macon, Georgia on a golf scholarship.  While in college, he caught the broadcasting bug and worked with local ABC affiliate WPGA-TV and CBS-46 in Atlanta.  Before coming to Golf Channel, Abbott was sports director for WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Va.

During his time at Golf Channel, Abbott has worked on numerous major championship and Solheim Cup broadcasts. He has reported on some of the game’s most memorable moments, including the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry when Tom Watson made a historic run at the Claret Jug and he reported from Copenhagen when golf was voted into the Olympics.