Nick Faldo has achieved almost everything that could be done in the world of golf, and after half a century filled with success on and off the course, he decided to retire from the game. On Tuesday, Faldo announced that he would be stepping down from the CBS Sports broadcast booth, where he had been lead analyst since 2007 at the end of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season.
The six-time top winner will sit next to Jim Nantz for the last time at the 2022 Wyndham Championship in August, meaning he has already called his last Masters. Faldo’s replacement as lead analyst will be Trevor Immelman, a 2008 Masters champion who joined CBS’ PGA Tour commentary team in 2019.
“Sir Nick has had a remarkable career in network television for almost 20 years and is one of the most accomplished commentators to ever sit in Tower 18,” said CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus. “Nick brought to our broadcasts the same passion and dedication that made him the best golfer in the world. …
“We’re thrilled to have Trevor appointed as Lead Golf Analyst for CBS,” added McManus. “He has the credentials and experience of a Major champion, as well as the unique vision and knowledge of today’s stars who have recently competed alongside them. Trevor has an amazing chemistry and relationship with our entire team and we look forward to hearing from him about his thoughts. how it informs and entertains audiences for years to come.”
Faldo had an outstanding professional career in addition to his broadcast booth applause. He added three more PGA Tour wins to his six majors, and his 30 European Tour wins rank fifth all-time. No European has won more major tournaments since World War II. Faldo also won 23 Ryder Cup matches, a record that held until September last year when Sergio Garcia walked past him.
Faldo said leaving broadcasting would “give me the opportunity to pursue other opportunities and partnerships.” He and his wife Lindsey have moved to Montana, where he says he will spend a lot of time fishing and working on other projects.
“After an incredible run, having the honor of being CBS Lead Analyst for 16 seasons, I made the difficult decision earlier this year to retire from No. 18 after this season,” Faldo said. “I had the second best and highly coveted seat in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz. I am honored to be working alongside this outstanding announcement team and the producers, directors and backstage crew members who make it happen. everything happens. I am very happy for Trevor, he will be excellent in this role and the team has incredibly good prospects for the future.”
Immelman, who began broadcasting in 2017 while still playing on a European tour, will replace his first Masters in 2023.
“I am honored to be added to the distinguished roster of top analysts who have worked before me as part of CBS Sports’ legendary golf history,” said Immelman. “I have had the privilege of mentoring Sir Nick twice in my career, first as a player and now as a broadcaster. I am always grateful to him. golf is a dream job. I can’t wait for next season when my dream becomes a reality.”
Immelman will also captain the 2022 International Team at the Presidents’ Cup at Quayle Hollow.