|Holly Sonders Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1987|
Holly Sonders is a former American professional golfer and a TV broadcaster with the network FOX. She was a prolific golfer at college and university level, and also participated in the United States Women’s Amateur Championship in 2006. After a knee surgery limited her playing career, she utilized her golfing experience and journalism degree to work as a TV reporter and analyst with networks like WBNS-10TV, Big Ten Network, and KATV. In 2011, she joined the ‘Golf Channel’ and became part of the hit talk show Morning Drive. Since 2014, she has been a host and reporter for FOX Sports’ coverage of golf as well as NFL (National Football League).
Marysville, Ohio, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Holly did her schooling from Marysville High School. She then received a scholarship from Michigan State University and joined their reputed women’s golf team. She graduated from university with a degree in journalism in 2009.
Golfer, TV Presenter
- Father – Dan Niederkohr (Optometrist)
- Mother – Sandy Niederkohr (Former Golfer)
- Others – Troy Kuselias (Stepson)
She is represented by Red Rock Entertainment, Burbank, California, United States.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Holly has dated –
- Erik Kuselias (2012–2017) – They started dating in 2012 and got engaged in the same year. They got married in 2016 but were separated in 2017.
- Kliff Kingsbury (2019-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Long, straight hair
- Dimpled smile
- Sports large earrings
- Athletic frame
- Holly has served as the brand ambassador for Cobra Puma Golf.
- She has also appeared in a TV commercial for Orange Whip Golf.
Holly Sonders Favorite Things
- Movies – Happy Gilmore (1996), The Departed (2006)
- Food – Cupcakes
- Actress – Goldie Hawn
Source – Instagram, Golf Channel
Holly Sonders Facts
- She was an accomplished junior golfer and won her first organized golfing tournament at the age of just 7. At high school, she earned all-league and all-district honors for 4 years in a row and was named league and district MVP (Most Valuable Player).
- She also triumphed at the ‘American Junior Golf Association’ and ‘UCT National Championship’ tournaments in 2001.
- While at university, she participated in golf tournaments in all her 4 years and led the team named Spartans to a Big Ten Conference championship in 2007.
- While at the Golf Channel, Holly became popular for her programs like the School of Golf and Playing Lesson with the Pros.
- Holly was featured on the cover of the May 2013 edition of the Golf Digest magazine.
- When the FOX Sports network won the rights for USGA’s golf championship in 2015, they selected Holly to be the host of the tournament’s broadcast.
- Holly had made a cameo appearance as “Herself” in a 2015 episode of the popular sitcom New Girl.
- In the 2018 US Open’s preview show, Holly was involved in an awkward gaffe. She pronounced ‘sectional qualifying’ as ‘s*xual qualifying’ during the show, but recovered and managed to regain her composure.
- When Holly was moved by Fox Sports from their golf coverage to football sidelines reporting, there were a lot of allegations of ageism leveled against the network. Veteran sideline reporters like Laura Okmin and Jennifer Hale stated that they were replaced from their positions with Holly because they were getting older and less appealing to the audience.
- Holly has been featured as one of the “Most Beautiful Women in Golf” by Golf.com from 2013 to 2017.
Featured Image by Holly Sonders / Instagram