Kelly Tilghman Biography
|Date of Birth:||1969 , August-6|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|
|Working For||The Golf Channel|
|Eye Color||Brown Dark|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia|
|Movies||Seven Days in Utopia|
|TV Show||Leaderboard Report|
Kelly Tilghman has set her name as the first female lead golf announcer in the PGA Tour. She is a former college golfer of Duke University. She began her career as a reporter for The Golf Channel. She became an anchor in 2007 when the PGA Tour signed a 15-year contract with her.
Early Life And Education Of Kelly Tilghman
Kelly Tilghman was born on August 6, 1969. She was born and raised in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA.
Kelly Tilghman has an American citizenship and belongs to white ethnicity. Her parents owned and are the operators of the golf course for 22 years. She was brought up in such environment so she fancied playing golf. She had attended Duke University where she used to play golf.
In the University, Kelly Tilghman won the scholarship in women’s golf team. She also won the 1990’s Lady Paladin Invitational golf competition hosted by Furman University. From 1992-96, she has played golf in Australia, Europe, and Asia as a professional. She also served as a teaching and touring pro. She is graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.
Kelly Tilghman's Career
Because of her fantasy and closeness with golf, she was hired by the Golf Channel as their course reporter. She has served as a main play-by-play announcer for the channel’s PGA Tour telecast. She is engaged in the Golf channel as an anchor since 2007.
Then, PGA Tour had signed a 15-year deal with the channel in the term that The Golf Channel will broadcast its first three events of the year, weekday coverage of all tour events and full coverage on the Fall Series and opposite-field events. She has hosted and anchored several of the competitions from the channel.
Kelly Tilghman had faced criticism for her remarks about Tiger Woods during 2008 PGA Tour Telecast. The event was covered by the news channels and civil rights activist Al Sharpton demanded her to be fired as she quoted her remark is a black community.
Following it, the Golf Channel had suspended Kelly for two weeks. After the incident, she had been an announcer on Tiger’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 and 2010, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 video games. She is in demand personality in the golf media. Her salary and net worth are not available. But in 2006, her salary was reported to be the US $ 375,000.
Kelly Tilghman's Salary and Net Worth
Kelly is paid a nice salary for her work. Her earning from the network in 2006 was $375 thousand annually. Her net worth is estimated to be about $5 million. Besides, she also owns a house worth $1.4 million in Windermere, Florida.
Kelly Tilghman's Personal Life
Kelly Tilghman is an unmarried woman. She looks stunning on the screen as well as whenever and where ever one meets her. Her pictures in a bikini after being published in the media, made a maximum buzz making her a famous one.
There has been a keen speculation on her sexuality if she is a gay/lesbian or straight. She is not married which means she has no husband.
She has a very few boys friends compared to her girlfriends. There was also a rumor that she was pregnant and also dating with lead analyst Nick Faldo, about which Kelly has just tight her lips. There is no confirmed information about her sexuality but following the facts, she is still single.