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Kelly Tilghman, the Golf Channel host earns $55,000 salary annually. Her net worth is $5 million approximately. Kelly Tilghman is the PGA Tour’s first female lead golf announcer and a broadcaster for The Golf Channel. She is one of the longest tenured on-air personalities.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: August 6, 1969 (age 48)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Golf Announcer

Kelly Tilghman Husband, Daughter & Personal Life

Kelly Tilghman, the rumored gay is said to have been married to an unknown person. According to authentic sources, Kelly, together with her spouse have a 6 years old daughter.

Kelly is also rumored to be a lesbian, as she was spotted more often with girls. She is said to be in a live-in relationship with her girlfriend. However, none of these rumors were backed up by any kind of evidence.

 Quick Info:

  • Parents: Katherine Tilghman (mother) Phil Tilghman (father)
  • Husband: N/A
  • Children: Ryan
  • Marital Status: N/A

Kelly’s parents were also highly accomplished and pronounced. Her beautiful mother Katherine made a successful career in media sales and her father Phil Tilghman was a Mayor of North Myrtle Beach and a solid businessman. Her parents were also professional Shag dancers.

She was brought up the Golf industry by her family, who owned and operated a golf course for more than 2 decades. She graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from the Duke University.


Kelly Tilghman Body Measurements, Height & Weight


Kelly Tilghman’s body measurement is 36-25-36 inches approximately which is nearly perfect. Tilghman at the age of 48 has well maintained her body structure. Standing tall at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches, Kelly has a powerful personality.

She has a slim figure and perfectly matching body features that make her look young than her actual age. Her dark brown eyes and dyed blonde hair awesomely compliment her personality.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (176 cm)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Body Structure: 36-25-36
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A

Kelly Tilghman – The Golf Channel

Kelly Tilghman is Golf Channel presenter. She made headlines for her racist comments regarding Tiger Woods in 2008.

Since originally joining the network, Kelly has hosted countless shows and special events. She has previously served as an on-course reporter for the network’s live tournaments team.

Career Timeline:

  • 1990: Kelly earned a scholarship to play Duke University’s women golf team and won 1990’s Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University.
  • 1992-1996: She played professional golf in Australia, Europe, and Asia. She also served as the teaching and touring Professional.
  • 2007: With Nick Faldo, she began her collaboration to form the lead broadcast team for the majority of the network’s PGA Tour telecasts.
  • 2008: Kelly was suspended for 2 weeks because of her racial commentary.
  • 2008-2011: She was the play-by-play voice for the EA Sports “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game.

Kelly in 2007 became the first full-time female play-by-play commentator in the history of the PGA TOUR when Golf Channel ventured into its 15-year contract as the TOUR’s exclusive cable home.

She also serves as a regular co-host for Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily news and lifestyle program.

After working with The Golf Channel for 22 years, recently in 2018, Kelly decided to leave the channel. She is one of the longest-tenured personality on the channel.

On her farewell, She wrote a note, where she stated”It is on this note that I announce my 22-year career at Golf Channel is coming to a close – and I’ve chosen Bay Hill as the place to say farewell.

It’s the perfect spot for so many obvious reasons. Arnold’s family will be there. My Golf Channel and NBC family will be there. I know you will, too, like you always have.”

Kelly is leaving the channel with a strong and rich legacy with no regrets and disappointments. She made a right choice to take a break from her work and focus on her family when her career was dwindling.

Kelly Tilghman Salary & Net Worth

How much is Kelly Tilghman worth? Kelly Tilghman net worth is estimated to be about $5 million in 2018. She purchased a home in 2005 which is worth $1.4 million located in Windermere, Florida. Her earning from the network back in 2006 was $375 thousand annually.


Quick Info:

  • Salary: $55,000
  • Net Worth: $5million