STEVE RIDER began his career as a junior sports reporter on his local newspaper in London. He joined BBC Sport in July 1985. After six years presenting Sports Night he moved to his current job as the main presenter of Grandstand, succeeding Desmond Lynam. He is the frontman for the BBC's golf coverage and the 2006 championship will be his 20th for the BBC. He is a lifelong supporter of Charlton Athletic, but tries not to let it show during Final Score. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and their two children.