Ahmad Rashad Leaves Golf Channel
By mustang6560 on 8/20/13
If you're a fan of Morning Drive, the only golf-specific morning show on Golf Channel, then you've probably noticed the absence of Ahmad Rashad lately.

Turns out, the former NFL-star-turned-sportscaster signed a deal with Back9Network, the new online golf network.
"We are delighted to welcome Ahmad to Back9Network," said James L. Bosworth, CEO of Back9Network. "Ahmad's personal style, love of golf, and desire to grow the game aligns perfectly with the mission of Back9Network. In addition, Ahmad brings a unique dimension to our network's programming with his vision and relationships within both the golf lifestyle space and professional sports."

"Back9Network is a special opportunity that I simply could not pass up," said Rashad. "I'm excited for the many possibilities that lie ahead. Co-hosting Morning Drive was a great experience, and I would like to thank Molly Solomon and the Golf Channel for the past year."
According to The Big Lead, the beginning of the end for Ahmad started last month. The online publication reported that he and co-host Kelly Tilghman "didn't get along" and the "chemistry was so bad" the Golf Channel was forced to "move Rashad into another role". As it turns out, the new "role" was with a different company.

If you're truly a fan of Morning Drive, then you probably won't miss Ahmad Rashad. Other than being able to talk about his friendship with Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan, he didn't add much to the golf conversation.

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