Mike Ritz

Contributor

Mike Ritz is the first reporter hired by the Golf Channel and is the last original on-air personality still with the team. Through the years Ritz has covered every Tour extensively and has taken on a variety of jobs. He has anchored Golf Central; hosted dozens of Golf Channel specials and has worked on live tournament coverage as both the play-by-play host and player-interviewer. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin and then his Masters at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Mike was a walk-on member of the Wisconsin golf team -- qualifying and playing his junior and senior years for the Badgers. Prior to Golf Channel, Ritz worked at several local television stations in Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington, D.C. While working in Washington he covered The White House as well as the Washington Redskins. Ritz is a D.C. native, having grown up in the Maryland suburbs.

Recent articles
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July 28, 2015
Mike Ritz visited Pinehurst Resort in order to play the historic No. 2 Course for the first time since the restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. "The entire experience is delightful," he writes.
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July 24, 2015
Site of the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans Invitational hosted by Tiger Woods, Golf Channel's Mike Ritz profiles Virginia's Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
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November 17, 2014
Golf Channel's Mike Ritz continues his look at a six-day Scotland golf trip of a lifetime with a visit to Castle Stuart, which hosted the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from 2011-13.
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November 17, 2014
Golf Channel's Mike Ritz, the lead voice for European Tour coverage, recently took three friends on a trip of a lifetime: six of the top links courses in Scotland in six days. Day two was a visit to St. Andrews.
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November 17, 2014
Golf Channel's Mike Ritz continues his look at a six-day Scotland golf trip of a lifetime with a trip to Royal Dornoch Golf Club in the Highlands.
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November 17, 2014
Golf Channel's Mike Ritz concludes his six-day Scotland golf trip of a lifetime with a trip to Carnoustie, where golf has been played since the 1500s.
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November 17, 2014
Golf Channel's Mike Ritz recently took three friends on a trip of a lifetime: six of the top links courses in Scotland in six days. They began in East Lothian at North Berwick.
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November 17, 2014
The Golf Channel's Mike Ritz continues his look at a six-day Scotland golf trip of a lifetime with Kingsbarns Golf Links.
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