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Trio tapped to handle 2024 Olympic women’s golf broadcast from Paris

April 18, 2024
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — With less than 100 days until the first round of Olympic golf is played in Paris, the first three Olympic golf broadcasters have been selected. An NBC spokesperson confirmed to Golf Digest that Karen Stupples, Morgan Pressel and Tom Abbott will broadcast women's golf for NBC Sports in August. Stupples and Abbott worked both the 2016 Games in Rio and the postponed 2020 Games in Tokyo, held a year later, while this marks Pressel's debut.

"[The Olympics are] a great celebration of sports," Abbott said. "So for golf to be involved is a big thing for the game, right? It's part of that celebration. And then for me personally to be involved is a great thrill."

It's no surprise NBC called Stupples, 50, and Abbott, 42, for the Olympics. The veteran broadcasters have already been on air at Le Golf National, the venue for this year’s Olympics. The duo was on the telecast at the 2018 Ryder Cup, where Europe won 17½-10½. They could only imagine the energy at the stadium-style course should Celine Boutier, the Frenchwoman who drew massive crowds in France when she won last year’s Amundi Evian Championship contend for a medal.

"When I was asked, I'm like, ‘Yes, put me in. Put me in coach,’" Stupples joked.

Pressel, 35, never dreamed of making the Olympics growing up, with golf not being part of the Summer Games until 2016. Even without envisioning herself competing, she still loved tuning into the Olympics each year, watching them for two weeks like they were appointment viewing.

The Olympic broadcasting assignment is another stepping stone in Pressel's television rise. Since the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship winner joined Golf Channel's on-air talent team covering the LPGA full-time in 2022, Pressel has worked in all five of the LPGA's majors, the Augusta National Women's Amateur and the U.S. Open.

"I guess I never really thought I'd go to an Olympic Games and here we are," Pressel said. "It's going to be really cool."

The 60-player women’s becomes final on June 24, the day after the finish of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. The first round of the 72-hole Olympic competition runs from Aug. 7-10. The men finish three days before the women's competition starts on Aug. 1-4.