Kelly Tilghman is an American broadcaster who has worked for the American pay channel ‘The Golf Channel’ and first female lead golf announcer to conduct the PGA Tour. Additionally, she has been part of the female team in golf during her college days.
The renowned golf announcer is often rumored to be a lesbian but she has not come out publically. Additionally, the report says that she is currently in a relationship with a young girlfriend for a long time. However, some sources said that she has married a guy and also has a child but there is no backing evidence for it. To know more about it let us together discover more details on the talented broadcaster.
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Just me and tens of thousands of my closest friends having a little get together at the 17th at Sawgrass. Join us Live From right now. pic.twitter.com/yJsML6w5Yy
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) May 13, 2017
Kelly Tilghman: Bio, Family, Education
Tilghman was born on 6 August 1969 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was born as the oldest daughter Kelly Myrtle Beach to the parents Phil and Kathryn Tilghman. Her father had served as the mayor of North Myrtle Beach for 14 years. Her mother had worked as a media sales and professional shag dancer in the dance’s National Hall of Fame as well. She has four siblings but their identity has not disclosed in the media.
Their family-owned Gator Hole Golf Course which belonged to them for 22 years (i.e. 1980 to 2002). Further, she was interested in golf from a young age, as a result, she used to spend her most of the time in that golf course. Other than this, she had also interested in playing other sports like basketball and football. Later, she received a scholarship to Duke University where she played the golf. In addition, she had won the 1990’s Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University. From the university, she graduated with a B. Arts in political science and history.
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) July 10, 2016
Kelly Tilghman: Career & Life Achievements
The Golf Channel hired Kelly in 2007, additionally, she signed a 15-year deal of PGA Tour. The deal stated that she would work on the first three events of that year, weekday coverage of all tour, and full coverage of the fall Series and opposite-field events. From the same year, she started to work with lead analyst Nick Faldo to form the broadcast team for the network’s PGA Tour telecasts.
However, after being 22 years with the Golf Channel and working in a variety of roles, she left the channel in 2018. Before joining the Golf Channel, she had been a professional golf player during 1992-1996. Further, she played golf in Australia, Europe, and Asia. Also, she has served as a teaching and touring pro.
A special thanks to my coach Dan Brooks for sharing his expertise in the inaugural @mentorcup. It was so great to work with you again!
And congrats to @DukeWGOLF on the comeback win in Wilmington!#DukeFamily 💙 pic.twitter.com/0opSRkq5rS
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) October 29, 2018
The former touring professional has been suspended for two weeks due to her criticism for remarking about Tiger Woods during 2008 PGA Tour Telecast. While responding to the joke of her co-anchor Nick Faldo on golfer Woods. The incident gathers a lot of controversies in which Golf Magazine published a story, portraying a hanging noose. However, after the incident, Kelly has broadcasted on the games of Tiger like Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’09, 10, and 11 video games.
Kelly Tilghman: Personal Life & Husband
Talking about the personal life of the 50-years-old announcer, there is no concrete proof of being in a relationship or married. Therefore, she has tightened her lips when it comes to her love life. There are many media medium claiming her to be married to Rocco Mediate and has a daughter Ryan. But Kelly herself has not disclosed it.
Furthermore, She has also speculated about her sexual orientation, in this matter also, she has not spoken. But in the media, we can find the sources saying that she is in an extra-marital affair. Though she has not come out as a Lesbian/Gay, she rumored to hold a relationship with an unidentified girlfriend.
However, these are only speculations that have been rumored around the media frontier. Unless Kelly speaks by herself to clear all these rumors.
Kelly Tilghman: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
It has been more than two decades that she worked as a broadcaster and female golf announcer. However, her exact income has not disclosed in the media. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the average salary of the broadcaster can be determined at around $41,800. And in top of that if its sports broadcaster then her/his salaries ranges from $18,824 to $75,754 yearly. As being the top and first female lead golf announcer of PGA Tour, she may earn more than that. So, after calculating the net worth of the sportscaster according to the information, we got. Therefore, as of now, her net worth has an estimation of around $5 million.
The broadcaster seems to be pretty much active over different social media profiles, especially on Twitter. She has verified Twitter account @KellyTilghmanGC with 179k followers. Kelly is not active on Instagram but does have an unofficial Facebook page under her name with around 461 followers.
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) June 28, 2015
Kelly Tilghman: Body Measurements
Tilghman has a slim body build that stands to a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters. She has body measurements of 35-24-35 inches but bodyweight is unknown. The golf announcer has a beautiful dark brown color and brown hair color.
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