Meet our 2021 Guest Commentators
The Spirit Golf Association is pleased to welcome the following commentators for this year’s tournament play.
Will Haskett has broadcasted over 14 different sports, and has shined in his roles commentating for the PGA TOUR and CBS. He has worked the Masters, PGA Championship, and over 100 NCAA Championships in 13 different sports. He also works in non-profit communications and is a freelance writer for global clients.
Phil Blackmar was a member of the PGA TOUR from 1985 to 2000, and on the Champions Tour from 2007 to 2012. He was the tallest player on the PGA TOUR during his time, standing 6’7. He played college golf at the University of Texas and was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection. He stopped playing on the PGA TOUR in 2000 and began his career as an analyst and commentator for U.S. TV networks.
Paige Mackenzie works with the Golf Channel as the co-host and analyst for their hit show, Morning Drive. She had an incredible college career at University of Washington, posting a record setting 22 Top 10 finishes. In addition, she finished T-2 at the 2005 Spirit International Amateur Championship. She competed in all five LPGA majors before focusing her career on golf media.
Steve Burkowski is a reporter and producer for Golf Central, covering amateur events and the college golf rankings for the network. He serves as a tower and on-course reporter at select USGA events, in-studio commentator for the network’s European Tour coverage and field producer for PGA TOUR events. Burkowski has been with Golf Channel since 2000, where he began as a production assistant for Golf Central. He was also lead producer and co-host for College Central, the network’s college golf news show, from 2003 to 2006.
Will Doctor is the Media Director for The Spirit Golf Association and host of The Charlie Epps Golf Hour on ESPN 97.5 Houston. He played four years of collegiate golf at Texas Wesleyan University and graduated with a degree in Sports Communication and Media Studies. He has written for PGATour.com, AmateurGolf.com, and ESPN Houston.
Mark Steinbauer is the Vice President for The Spirit Golf Association. A certified Master PGA Professional, Mark has been listed as one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America and has served as Director of Golf at some of the nation’s finest courses including The Club at Carlton Woods, host of the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur, and Haig Point Golf Club.