When the final-round telecast from today’s Dean & DeLuca Invitational unfolds at Colonial Country Club, the guy calling the shots in the production truck will be Fort Worth native Lance Barrow.
Barrow, the network’s coordinating producer for golf and NFL football, is in his 40th year with the network and will be working at his 40th Colonial. He still calls Fort Worth home and is a Colonial member.
“I can’t believe it happened so fast. That’s a great longevity in our business,” Barrow said. “I’ve gotten to see so many great events and meet so many great people. It’s a blessing.”
Barrow was a junior at Abilene Christian when he talked to CBS Sports executives about working his first Colonial tournament. Three days later, Barrow said, CBS associate director of golf Chuck Will “changed my life by putting me in the 18th tower with Pat Summerall,” the network’s lead golf analyst at thee time.
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Barrow has been a mainstay of the network’s golf and NFL telecasts ever since, winning 12 Emmy awards during his time with the network. He received his most recent Emmy for the network’s coverage of Super Bowl 50.
But at this time of year, Barrow’s heart is with golf and, in particular, the Colonial tournament. He serves on the club’s tournament committee, which means he will be wearing his plaid jacket to work in Sunday’s final round.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with the people I’ve gotten to work with … and to have a chance to shine a spotlight on Fort Worth whenever I can,” Barrow said. “I’m very proud of my hometown.”