Nick Faldo will call time on his 18-year broadcasting career with CBS in August 2022 after announcing his departure from the commentary booth.
The six-time major winner has been the lead analyst throughout CBS coverage of the PGA Tour and golf majors, and for the Golf Channel, but will hang up his mic later this year.
Faldo’s last event on air will be at the Wyndham Championship, which ironically is the same event he made his PGA Tour playing debut in back in 1979.
Faldo made the announcement in a statement published on his Twitter account, revealing his plans for the future.
In the statement, Faldo said: “It was a great run….after much consideration and discussions late last year with my business manager and more privately with my wife, Lindsay, we together concluded, and I decided that I will step down from Tower 18.
“The great run includes the fact that I have been on the road since I was 18 years old and am about to be 65 years old this July. That’s a long run of airports, hotel rooms and restaurant meals.”
Faldo plans to spend more time building a new farm with wife Lindsay in Montana and also further establishing his Faldo series.
However, his statement including the wording “leading a full schedule of broadcasting” has prompted speculation that he may be about to join the LIV Golf Saudi Golf League broadcasting team.
“Leaving a full schedule of broadcasting will now provide me the ability to entertain other opportunities and partnerships, as well as expanding the reach and growth of my ever-expanding global golf course design business,” Faldo added.
“And to be more engaged with my 26-year-old, not-for-profit charitable trust that promotes and supports elite junior and amateur golf around the world for both young men and ladies, the Faldo Series.”
Sir Nick Faldo CBS Tribute
CBS paid tribute to the impact that Faldo has had on not only their coverage but also the game of golf too.
“Sir Nick has had a remarkable career on network television for nearly 20 years and is one of the most accomplished commentators to ever sit in the 18th tower,” Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, said.
“Nick brought the same passion and dedication that propelled him to the world’s number one golfer to our broadcasts. He combined his profound knowledge of golf with his wit and charm, enlightening viewers and elevating our coverage.
“We thank him for his outstanding contributions and dedication to CBS Sports. While his voice will be missed on-air, we wish him the best as he continues to positively impact the game of golf around the world.
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