Tom Abbott is an Engaging Host & Emcee
In demand for events with groups like Chevron, Volunteers of America, Mutual of Omaha, Dow Chemical, among many others, Tom Abbott is a consummate host. He has hosted The Rolex LPGA Awards for the past decades, delivering a polished and delightful program year after year. Balancing inspiration stories from the world of sports with expert hosting and moderating skills, Abbott guarantees a memorable event for your next fundraiser, gala, or celebration.
Inspiring Stories from the World of Golf
Accomplished sports broadcaster Tom Abbott has reported on some of golf’s most memorable moments and shares these inspiring stories in this engaging and motivational talk.
In Conversation with Tom Abbott – The American Dream
Born and raised in London, England, Tom Abbott has been an avid golfer since he was a teenager – moving to the U.S. to attend college on a golf scholarship. After catching the broadcasting bug, he went on to build a stellar career as an in-demand commentator for GOLF Channel and NBC Sports Group, reporting on some of the sport’s most memorable moments. In this uplifting talk, Abbott shares insights from his career, sports inspiration, and what the American Dream means to him.
Tom Abbott is a sports broadcaster best known for his work with GOLF Channel and NBC Sports in the United States.
He joined Golf Channel in 2005. His primary role is tower announcer and play-by-play host for the network’s LPGA Tour tournament coverage, along with select PGA TOUR and DP World Tour events.
During his time at GOLF Channel, Abbott has worked on numerous major championships and Solheim Cup broadcasts, and has contributed to NBC Sports Group’s Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup tournament coverage. He was part of the NBC Sports Broadcast team for both the Rio and Tokyo Summer Olympics and most recently reported on Biathlon for NBC Sports at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Abbott is the youngest person in US television history to broadcast The Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Walker Cup and Presidents Cup – completing this quartet in his early-thirties. He has reported on some of the game’s most memorable moments, including the 2009 Open at Turnberry when Tom Watson made a historic run at the Claret Jug, and from Copenhagen on the vote to restore golf as an Olympic sport. Previously, he contributed to several of the network’s original production projects, most notably the original series, Big Break, where he served as host for 11 seasons.
Following the Comcast acquisition of Sky Sports, Abbott has become a regular contributor to Sky’s golf coverage in the United Kingdom.
Away from his duties with the NBC Sports Group, Abbott is an accomplished speaker and host. For the past 10 years, he has hosted The Rolex LPGA Awards.
Abbott was born and raised in London, England, and has been an avid golfer since his early teenage years, moving to the United States to attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga., on a golf scholarship. While in college, he caught the broadcasting bug and worked for WPGA-TV (Macon) and CBS-46 in Atlanta. Before coming to GOLF Channel, Abbott was the sports director for WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Va.
Abbott is a dual US/UK citizen and is based in Orlando, Florida and London, England.