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Ten Facts about Kelly Tilghman

February 16, 2018
First published on:February 16, 2018
by Jessica Gomez

A broadcaster of the channel, The Golf Channel, Kelly Tilghman if the first female who lead golf announcer. Here we present you ten interesting facts which you should know about Kelly Tilghman.

 

Kelly is one of the talented personality as she has set her identity for being the first female lead golf announcer for PGA Tour. So without any delay let’s get into the topic which deals ten interesting facts about Kelly Tilghman.

Ten facts you need to know about Kelly Tilghman

Kelly Tilghman was born on 6 August 1969 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She attended Duke University and earned Bachelor of Arts in Politics Science and History. During her University level, she also won a scholarship in women’s golf team.

Kelly Tilghman- Grew up in North Myrtle Beach

Kelly grew up in Myrtle Beach. Her parents owned and operated a golf course for the 22 years. Kelly was interested in athletics since her young age. But at present, she has chosen journalism as her profession, not golf.

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Kelly Tilghman- Hired by the Golf Channel as course reporter

In the year 1990, Kelly won Lady Paladin Invitation golf hosted by Furman University and from the year 1992 to 1996, she even played golf as a professional in America, Asia, and Europe. In the University, Kelly won the scholarship in women’s golf team.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Hired by the Golf Channel as course rep ][ SOURCE: NBC Sports Pressbox ]

Just because of Kelly’s closeness and fantasy with golf, The Golf Channel hired her as the course reporter. She served as the main play-by-play announcer for PGA Tour telecast. And PGA telecast signed a 15 years deal with the channel considering the term that The Golf Channel will broadcast the first three events of the years.

Kelly Tilghman- Had to apologizes for “Lynch Tiger Woods” remark

Back in 2008, Kelly insulted Tiger Woods- an American professional golfer who is enlisted in the name list of the most successful golfers of all time, during the live telecast of the PGA Tour golf event.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Had to apologize for “Lynch Tiger Wood ][ SOURCE: LALATE ]

But later on, Kelly made an apologized during the telecast and directly to Tiger. As she said that the young plays should Lynch (Tiger Woods) in a back alley, literally she meant to say that young players should be more aggressive than the current players. But she used the term Lynch which associated with time in history.

Kelly Tilghman- Result of the incident- Lynch Tiger Woods

As per the result of the incident, Golfweek magazine ran a story about the incident which featured a controversial cover and portrayed a hanging noose. The choice of the imagery was broadly disapproved and led to the firing of Golfweek's editor, Dave Seanor.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Result of the incident- Lynch Tiger Woo ][ SOURCE: Alchetron ]

Kelly Tilghman- Rumored to be lesbian

As television personality Kelly Tilghman was spotted with a girl, rumors got sparkled that she was a lesbian. Will it be okay to claim Kelly, a gay just because she does not share her personal dating details with us? It won’t be fair!

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Rumored to be lesbian ][ SOURCE: mikemcguff.blogspot.com ]

In another side, Kelly mostly shares photos with her female companion which is the main root of her lesbian rumors. Actually, Kelly has not spoken about her sexuality, so let’s not claim her directly as a lesbian.

Kelly Tilghman- Alleged boyfriend, Nick Faldo

As the rumor of Kelly being lesbian flashed out in the media, there was another rumor about Kelly being in a relationship with her co-host Nick Faldo. There were also rumors about her pregnancy with Nick’s baby, but no any evidence was four to prove it. So let’s not claim her directly about Kelly being in a marriage relationship with Nick.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Alleged boyfriend Nick Faldo ][ SOURCE: Kingdom Magazine ]

Kelly Tilghman- Worked with Nick Faldo

To build a strong broadcast team, Kelly worked collaborating with Nick Faldo. They work together for the majority of the telecast of PGA Tour. And after working with Nick Kelly formally served as the co-anchor of the Golf Center. She also hosts the Sprint Post Game.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Alleged boyfriend Nick Faldo ][ SOURCE: thedailymeal.com ]

Kelly Tilghman- Professional Golf player

Well, besides the journalism, Kelly is also a professional golf player as she played golf form the year 1992 to 1996 in Europe, Australia, and Asia. When she won Lasy Paladin Invitational, she was offered a scholarship to play golf for the Duke University’s women team.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- Professional Golf player ][ SOURCE: Twitter ]

Kelly Tilghman- The longest-tenured personality in Golf –Channel

You believe or not but this personality, Kelly is one of the longest-tenured Golf Channel personality and currently, she serves in several roles with other networks too. She also hosts for Golf Central airing on-site from the game’s biggest events.

[ CAPTION: Kelly Tilghman- The longest-tenured personality in Golf ][ SOURCE: onthegreenmagazine.com ]

Before joining the channel, she served as an on-course reporter for the network’s live team. In the year 2007, she became the 1st full time female play-by-play commentator in the entire history of the PGA TOUR.

Kelly Tilghman- Earnings from Golf-Channel

Well, let us inform you that Kelly is paid a quite nice salary from her work as her earning from the channel was estimated to be $5 million and has received all the luxuries and comfort of life. Besides this, she also owns a house in Windermere, Florida that worth $1.4 million.