After 16 years as the lead golf analyst on CBS, Nick Faldo has announced that he will retire from full-time broadcasting duties following the Wyndham Championship in August.
The 6-time major champion announced the news in a lengthy statement on social media, saying in part:
“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. It was ‘a great run’ since October 2006, when I was privilged to become the Lead Golf Analyst for CBS and to have the second best and highly coveted seat in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz.”
Faldo, who turns 65 in July, added that he plans to focus on other opportunities and partnerships now, including his Faldo Design business, the Faldo Series amateur golf tour and his new whisky label.
According to Sports Business Journal, Faldo was in the final year of his contract with CBS, and he will now be replaced full-time by Trevor Immelman.