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Nick Faldo to retire after 16 years in booth with CBS and Golf Channel

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Nick Faldo’s 16-year career as a golf commentator on CBS Sports is coming to an end.

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On Tuesday, Faldo announced he was leaving the cab he now shares with Jim Nantz and is retiring. Faldo was last seen at CBS Tower 18 at the RBC Canadian Open nine days ago, just before the US Open, and will be working for the Travelers Championship this week.

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Faldo, a six-time major tournament winner, once said that he never imagined himself working in television.

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“Just the complete opposite” he said in 2013 at the Oak Hill Country Club prior to the 95th PGA Championship. “I said, ‘There’s no way I’m going to tour 28 weeks a year and then retire and tour 28 weeks a year and sit on a TV tower. Never.”‘

Memorial Tournament 2017
Memorial Tournament 2017

Nick Faldo (left) and Jim Nantz with Memorial Tournament host Jack Nicklaus at the CBS Gym at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 3, 2017 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo: Chris Condon/PGA Tour)

Working for ABC at the 2004 British Open changed his mind about working in television. He worked for the network for three seasons before CBS brought him on in 2006, replacing Lanny Wadkins as lead analyst.

“My job is how, what and when, man,” he said. said Democrat and Chronicle. “I let the viewer know what it’s like to be a professional golfer in a certain situation. What is he going to do, what is he going to do and what went wrong.”

On social media, Faldo noted that the first PGA Tour event he competed in was the Greater Greensboro Open and that the last event he will work on as an analyst will be the same event now called the Wyndham Championship, 43 later. He also revealed that he intends to settle down at the Faldo Farm, which is currently under construction in Montana, with his wife Lindsey and spend more time with family and fishing.

Faldo, 64, has won 33 international tournaments, nine more PGA Tour wins and six majors: three in the green jacket at the Masters and three at the British Open. His best result at the US Open was second in solo in 1988; he also placed second in the 1992 PGA Championship. Along the way, he held first place in the official world golf rankings for 97 weeks.

Faldo also has a successful golf course design company operating in over 20 countries.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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