Over his career, he has covered all major golf tournaments including The Masters, The US Open, The British Open and the PGA Tour Championship. Also he's covered USGA events, NCAA men's and women's championships and Senior PGA Tour events.
Began his sports broadcasting career at a FOX affiliate in Washington D.C. in 1990. He worked in the sports production department contributing content to the station's, 10PM news, "Sunday Night's Sports Extra", and specials on the Washington Redskins.
In a past SportsCenter ad, Scott asks former spelling bee champion David Tidmarsh to help him by spelling "Albert Pujols". In true spelling bee tradition, Tidmarsh asks for country of origin (Dominican Republic) and for the word to be used in a sentence ("Pujols homered to win the game."), then slowly spells the word while Van Pelt cuts him off, saying "I found it online, got it."
Scott worked for the Golf Channel before joining ESPN in 2001.
Scott Van Pelt: They are TERRIBLE!
Scott Van Pelt: Number 1 in the hood, G!
Attended college at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Scott went to Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland.
Scott Van Pelt: Oh, that's a great pitch... for me to poop on!
Scott Van Pelt: Useful shot that, useful.
He has been the host of "Golf Central", "Golf Talk", "Academy Live" and "Leaderboard Report."
He stands at 6'6" tall.
Scott Van Pelt: All the lady's in the house say... yeeeeeeeaaahhhhhhhhhhh!
Scott Van Pelt: That's levitation, Holmes!
Scott Van Pelt: He's got powers comparable to Wonder Boy!
Scott Van Pelt: I'm ready to shoot now Jack!
Scott Van Pelt: Gimmie all three of these.
Scott Van Pelt: Get to the chopper!
Scott Van Pelt: Don't bring that Kool-Aid to no gin party!