Kelly Tilghman Biography
Quick Facts Kelly Tilghman
- NameKelly Tilghman
- EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
- Working ForThe Golf Channel
- Eye ColorBrown Dark
- Hair ColorBrown
- Face ColorWhite
- EducationDuke University
- AwardsNot Yet
- Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
- MoviesSeven Days in Utopia
- TV ShowLeaderboard Report
- SistersKathryn Hemphill
Kelly Tilghman is an announcer and a broadcaster, who has set her name as the first female lead golf announcer for PGA Tour. Additionally, she has also worked as a broadcaster for “The Golf Channel Kelly”.
Currently, Kelly Tilghman is engaged to Rocco Mediate. The couple has also welcomed a daughter named as Francesca Rose. They are living a blissful life along with their daughter.
Kelly Tilghman Early Life & Education
Born as Kelly Ann Tilghman was born on 6th August 1969, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States. She is the daughter of Katherine Tilghman and Phil Tilghman. They worked as the operators and managers of the golf course. She has one sister named, Kathryn Hemphill.
Kelly Tilghman 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 1992-1996, she has played golf in Australia, Europe, and Asia as a professional. She also served as a teaching and touring pro. She is graduated in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.
Kelly Tilghman Journalist Career
From her early days, she is interested in golf. She is a professional player who played on several mini-tours and overseas. Afterward, Kelly appeared in several golf competitions in Asia, Australia, and Europe. She joined The Golf Channel in 1995. After that, she began working there in several posts.
During her starting career: Twitter
This week marks my 20 yr anniversary working with @GolfChannel
I cherish the place and the people. pic.twitter.com/UISQcNvPeM
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) July 10, 2016
Currently, she is serving at The Golf Channel as a broadcaster. Kelly is also currently working as the first female lead golf announcer at the PGA Tour.
With the PGA team: Twitter
We’re running the numbers & telling the stories ahead of rd 3 of PGA. Join us! @GolfChannel #LiveFrom pic.twitter.com/u3QQLZH3nA
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) August 12, 2017
Kelly Tilghman developed a team for PGA Tour Telecast along with the lead analyst, Nick Faldo for broadcasting in 2007. She became the first lady to host the PGA Tour.
In January 2009, Kelly was suspended from the network for about two weeks. Her severe comment against Tiger Woods was shown on several news channels and several people ordered to fire her. After the episode, she had been a host on’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 and 2010, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 computer games.
Kelly Tilghman Rumors
She was rumored to be a lesbian. well, the Rumors arrived on her sexuality. It is said that Tilghman is currently having an affair with a girl. She is said to have been in a live-in relationship with her girlfriend for quite some time now.
Even her social networking sites are packed with her girlfriends rather than any guys. She has stopped very quiet about anything other than golf. She has been a very frank commentator on the golf course.
Have a look at her rumor girlfriend: Twitter
Fun night with Alex Morgan @alexmorgan13
It was nice to talk a little golf with you 🙂
Good luck in Rio! pic.twitter.com/5XcNkAbAyw
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) March 17, 2016
Moreover, in 2010, Kelly Tilghman was rumored to have secretly married to her boyfriend Nick Faldo. Faldo was an English professional golfer on the European Tour. Rumor of Tilghman getting pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby was spread. But none of them were backed up by any evidence.
Kelly Tilghman Married, Dating, Affair, Children, Boyfriend
There is no drought that she has a stunning and gorgeous look. She and amaze any kind of boy through her seductive body “35-24-35”. Her current relationship status is engaged and mother of one daughter.
On her official Twitter account, she has clearly mentioned of welcoming her daughter. She has clearly mentioned the arrival of her daughter with husband Rocco Mediate. She also revealed the name of their daughter, Francesca Rose.
Her husband and daughter: Twitter
RT @RoccoMediate Thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter Francesca Rose #proudpapa pic.twitter.com/Ln8IPlbMlZ
— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) May 20, 2015
This will be the evidence for everyone who has always been claiming her as a lesbian. Seeing Kelly’s pictures, we saw a ring on her ring finger and a ring on her third finger is she is engaged.
Kelly Tilghman Controversies and Criticism
Kelly Tilghman got herself surrounded by a significant debate in 2008 when she made some comments on Tiger Woods alongside her co-have Nick Faldo. Following far transferring feedback upon the ethnic stigma of the comment, activists requested that she should be suspended. Thus, the channel suspended her for two weeks following the brawl.
Kelly Tilghman Net Worth, Salary, Income, Earning
Kelly earns a good sum of money in her career. She is given a delightful salary for her work. Her receiving from the network in 2006 was $375 thousand annually. Besides, she also has a house worth $1.4 million in Windermere, Florida.
Additionally, Kelly Tilghman also obtains a decent amount of money from several fashion lines and brands as an endorsement. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that her current net worth is estimated to be $5 million while the salary is $375,000 annually.