List of ESPN/ABC golf commentators

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The following is a list of commentators who worked for ABC's Wide World of Sports golf coverage from 1966-1989 and 1990-1996 and the ESPN/ABC combined effort for coverage of both the PGA Tour (1997-2006) and the major championships (1997-present).

ABC's Wide World of Sports (1966-1989)[edit]


ABC covered the final three majors beginning in 1966-1989. ABC also covered various PGA Tour events during this period, most famously The Memorial.

Beginning at the 1986 US Open at Shinnecock Hills, ESPN NFL and MLB personality Chris Berman, began hosting late afternoon coverage of the first two days of the US Open. This coverage later became known informally as "Happy Hour".

ABC's Wide World of Sports (1990-1996)[edit]

ABC stopped broadcasting the PGA Championship in 1990 and the U.S. Open (golf) in 1994. They continued to cover PGA and LPGA Tour events through this period.

Chris Berman continued his "Happy Hour" coverage over the late afternoon of the first two days of the U.S. Open.

ESPN/ABC PGA Tour coverage (1997-2006)[edit]


ESPN and ABC teamed to produce PGA Tour coverage beginning in 1997 with new hosts Mike Tirico and Curtis Strange. ESPN and ABC ceased broadcasting regular PGA Tour events after 2006.

Chris Berman continued his "Happy Hour" coverage of the US Open in the late afternoons on the first two days.

ESPN/ABC Major Championship Coverage (2007-2015)[edit]

ESPN and ABC continue to broadcast golf after losing the PGA Tour, focusing on The Masters, the USGA Championships, the R&A Championships and the Ryder Cup. [3] [4]

Chris Berman continued his "Happy Hour" segment during the late afternoon at the US Open.


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  2. ^ "Faldo, Azinger will call six events together". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ [2] Archived October 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Golf on ESPN Fact Sheet". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved 24 June 2015.