Golf News for Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | People

Charlie Rymer joins the Golf Channel on-air team as an analyst

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Golf Channel announced the addition of Charlie Rymer to the network's on-air team as an analyst for Golf Central, Live From telecasts and live tournament coverage.

An accomplished player, Rymer spent more than 10 years playing professional golf, with a third place at the 1995 Shell Houston Open his best PGA Tour finish. He also won the 1994 South Carolina Classic on the Nationwide Tour, and as an amateur, was a two-time All American at Georgia Tech.

Prior to joining Golf Channel in a full-time capacity, Rymer treated golf fans to his quick wit and "down home" humor as a sports commentator for ESPN since 1998. A native of Fort Mill, S.C., Rymer also contributed to Golf Channel projects such as Road Trip: Myrtle Beach and served as a co-host on Big Break Prince Edward Island.

About Golf Channel:
Golf Channel(, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Golf Channel features a programming schedule that includes more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, as well as news, instruction and original productions. In addition to more than 40 PGA Tour events and at least 15 European Tour events per year, Golf Channel also televises a generous schedule of events from the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. In 2009, more than 2,100 hours will air in high definition, including tournaments and all-new original series, highlighted by marquee events like The Presidents Cup and The Solheim Cup. Also featured is a generous mix of other competition from the USGA and PGA of America. Beginning in 2010, Golf Channel will be the exclusive television or cable home of all the world's major tours.

For more information, contact Golf Channel Public Relations, 407/355-4653