2017 Honored Guest: Gary Koch
Gary Koch joined NBC Sports’ PGA TOUR tournament coverage full-time in 1997 after having debuted as a course reporter in 1996 at THE PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. He currently serves as a tower announcer and analyst for the network’s Golf Channel on NBC coverage.
The six-time PGA TOUR winner earned 44 top-10 finishes over the course of his career. Koch currently competes part-time on the Champions Tour, previously winning the Raphael division of the former Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament on three separate occasions with fellow Golf Channel on NBC colleague Roger Maltbie.
Earlier in his career, Koch served as a course reporter and tower announcer for ESPN’s coverage of the Champions Tour (Senior Tour at the time).
Koch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 1974, and was the Gators’ first four-time All-American selection. He was a member of Florida’s 1973 NCAA championship team and a two-time Southeastern Conference medalist. Koch won 10 collegiate events at Florida.