Bill Macatee

For more than 30 years, Texan Bill Macatee has been a national presence in the game as one of golf's top television

broadcasters. His career has included 28 Masters Tournaments, 20 PGA Championships, every Ryder Cup from

1991 to 2006 and 25 years as a lead announcer of PGA Tour events, such as the AT&T Byron Nelson and the Valero

Texas Open, on CBS. For 18 years, Bill opened the Masters every April from Butler Cabin on Thursday & Friday. For

20 years, he has covered the 14th hole at the Masters, as well as provided insightful interviews for CBS with players

such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth as they battled for the Green Jacket. For 18

years, among his roles for CBS at the PGA Championship, Bill has had the honor of interviewing and presenting the

Wanamaker Trophy, to the winner.

Through his television company, Bill has created, hosted and produced a dozen Golf-themed documentaries airing on

CBS. These programs include, "Legends of Magnolia Lane", "When They Were Young" and "The Masters: Phil!", all

produced in Texas, using local production talent. Recently, Bill was included in "50 Lives Transformed" celebrating

the 50th Anniversary of the AT&T Byron Nelson and the Salesmanship Club. Bill joins a list that includes Pres.

George W. Bush, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth and Ben Crenshaw.

A life-long golfer, Bill is active in the game as a member of several clubs in Texas. Bill has been inducted into the El

Paso Sports Hall of Fame and sponsors the Sonya and William Macatee Scholarships for the Boys & Girls Club of

Dallas.

Bill grew up in El Paso, Texas in a golfing family. He attended Texas State University before graduating from Lamar

University in Beaumont, where he now serves as a Trustee.


Birthplace: El Paso, Texas

Born: November 17, 1955

Died: N/A