Rob Aster

Rob Aster - Accomplished Composer and Musician

A musician and composer notable for his work with CBS Sports, Rob Aster currently divides his time between various commercial and personal projects as head of RRHOT, LLC. With a lifelong interest in music, Rob Aster began his career following receipt of his BM from the University of Miami. Alongside his talented collaborators, Aster created original music for such shows as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Dateline in the mid-1990s, after which he entered into an enduring partnership with CBS Sports.

Since then, he has put together a string of memorable campaigns for CBS broadcasts of The Masters, the Super Bowl, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, among other events. In recent years, some RRHOT pieces produced by Rob Aster for the CBS PGA Tour were selected for the compilation album, Master Works: Soundtrack Music from and Inspired by Golf’s Majors on CBS. To learn more about Aster and his music, visit www.rrhot.com.

Rory McIlroy’s Hard Fought 2014 PGA Championship Victory

As a managing partner with RRHOT, LLC, Rob Aster leads a firm that produced much of the music used in the 2015 PGA Championship broadcast. Rob Aster and his team also provided music for the 2014 championship, which turned out to be one of the most popular broadcasts of the year. The event attracting 31 million viewers for the climactic final holes of final round of action.

Held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, the final round of the 2014 event saw 2012 PGA and 2011 U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy battle contestants such as Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, and Henrik Stenson. Down three strokes as the final round began, Mickelson was the closest contender throughout, with his impeccable short game bringing him to within one stroke off from forcing a playoff at the end. Having battled through a pair of early bogeys, McIlroy refocused on the final nine and played a flawless game that included an eagle putt. McIlroy earned his second grand slam victory of the season and became the third-youngest player ever to achieve victory in four majors.

Putting Tips for Golfers

Rob Aster leads as managing partner with boutique music producer RRHOT LLC, where he oversees creative projects and client relationships. In his free time, Rob Aster enjoys playing golf.

Putting skills are essential for the golfer, yet many players pay significantly more attention to drives and other longer shots. Fortunately, most putting errors respond to relatively simple corrections.

Studies suggest that golfers under-read distance by approximately 65 percent. A golfer may find more success by aiming for the high side of a hole, rather than the low side. Aim may also improve if the golfer avoids looking too long at the ball or the target. Instead, the golfer can look just ahead of the ball and picture it rolling over that spot.

Golfers who have trouble with accuracy of aim, for example, may see improvement if they make increased use of the left hand as a guide. Control generally proves easier if the golfer holds the club using the fingers, which allows for better feel and responsiveness. Stance should be open and weight should be on the left, so that the golfer can keep the putt head close to the ground and think about rolling rather than hitting the ball.