Sir Nick Faldo retires from CBS golf analyst position, replacement named

Sir Nick Faldo revealed in a statement on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from his role as the lead golf analyst for CBS in August at the Wyndham Championship.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2022
Sir Nick Faldo to retire from CBS position, replacement confirmed

Sir Nick Faldo has stood down from his position as the lead golf analyst for CBS to pursue other business ventures and other features of his personal life.

Faldo, 64, is set to walk away from his position alongside Jim Nantz at the Wyndham Championship in August which is the same event that he made his PGA Tour debut in 1979.

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The Englishman has been a broadcaster for 18 years and since October 2006, he has commented on and critiqued action from the PGA Tour and the major championships on behalf of CBS.

In his statement posted on social media, Faldo revealed he intends to expand Faldo Design, his course design business, and the Faldo Series which increases opportunities for young golfers to rise to the top of the professional game.

"After much consideration and discussions 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," Faldo wrote in his statement.

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"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.

"Social media memes and TikTok now give us 101 quotes of the Buddha such as "the mistake you make is that you think you have time" and other wisdoms of life, which is great advice to remind us all that we should not waste a moment of it and to spend more time with the people we love."

Faldo, a six-time major champion, gave thanks to his colleagues at ABC, CBS and the Golf Channel and he also told us he would pursue his latest business partnership with Duncan Taylor Spirits of Distinction in Scotland, as well as spend time with his family.

Trevor Immelamn is set to replace Faldo in the booth of CBS as the lead golf analyst for the 2023 PGA Tour season. The 2008 Masters champion joined CBS in 2019 and he will sit alongside Nantz when Faldo hangs up his mic.

"We are thrilled to name Trevor as the lead analyst for golf on CBS," said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

"He brings the credentials and experience as a major champion, along with a unique perspective and knowledge of today’s stars, having recently competed alongside them. 

"Trevor has developed terrific chemistry and relationships with our entire team, and we look forward to him sharing his insights, as he informs and entertains viewers for many years to come."



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