The Scot is presenting the BBC's highlights of the 2020 Masters this year

Who Is Eilidh Barbour?

Scottish presenter Eilidh Barbour is the lead anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage for events like The Masters… but who is she?

She presents different sports up and down the country as well as global sporting events such as coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and also past major football tournaments that include Euro 2016 and the Women’s World Cup 2015.

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Eilidh Barbour has worked for both BT Sport and the BBC on football and also worked with Sky Sports for a year to replace Hayley McQueen who was on maternity leave.

The Scot was also anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage at the Masters last year and she will also host coverage of highlights of the 2020 Masters tournament.

During the Winter Olympics she got to work alongside her hero, Hazel Irvine, who she actually wrote to as a teenager sharing her admiration for her.

She replaced her idol as lead anchor for the Masters three years ago after Hazel stepped down from the role as BBC golf lead following 25 years in the position.

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Eilidh said this to the Scottish Daily Record after taking over the role from the highly regarded presenter, “She was brilliant showing me how she did that role because it was different from what I have done in the past.

“She has always said if I ever need to give her a call, feel free.”

Eilidh was born in Scotland, more specifically Dunkeld, Perthshire and studied at the University of Stirling, finishing her studies in 2005.

After that she went on to teach English for a year in South Korea in 2006.

She then pressed on with her media career and began to work for the BBC by presenting the sports news on the BBC News Channel in September 2014.

As well as TV, she has also covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and has presented highly established sports shows such as Football Focus, Final Score, and The Women’s Football show.

She has always had a keen interest in golf from an early age and also plays the sport herself in her spare time.

Eilidh has in the past actively campaigned for more women to play golf.

Away from golf and the day job, Eilidh enjoys playing football and going for hikes in the Scottish mountains.

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