Duke alums have slowly but surely made their way in front of the camera as broadcasters and analysts in recent years, among them Jay Bilas, Seth Davis, John Feinstein, Jim Spanarkel, Mike Gminski and Jason Williams.

Their concentration, of course, is college basketball.

But now Duke has a women’s golf expert making the television rounds.

A wealth of experience and a variety of talents unmatched in the world of televised golf will comprise The Golf Channel’s broadcast team when the network’s PGA TOUR tournament telecasts commence in 2007, with members including six-time major championship winner Nick Faldo and the first, full-time female play-by-play golf commentator in the history of television, Kelly Tilghman, who is a 1991 graduate of Duke University.

With every PGA TOUR official money event either beginning or airing in its entirety on The Golf Channel, the 10-person team will handle a full slate of 43 official events in 2007, including the first three events of the year. Viewers will first see members of the team in action on Jan. 4 during the first round of the Mercedes-Benz Championship from Hawaii.

“A team of Golf Channel professionals – who have lived and breathed golf for more than 10 years and understand its traditions – former players and seasoned golf broadcasters makes for quite an impressive lineup,” said Golf
Channel Executive Producer Tony Tortorici.