Nick Faldo to Retire from Broadcasting at End of Season
Long time CBS Golf analyst Nick Faldo has announced that he will retire from broadcasting at the end of the CBS season.
CBS’ last tournament ends Sunday, August 7 with he Wyndham Championship.
“After an incredible run, having the privilege of being the lead analyst for CBS for 16 seasons, I made the difficult decision earlier this year to step down from the 18th after this season. I had the second best and highly coveted seat in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz. I am honored and humbled to have worked alongside this outstanding announce team, as well as the producers, directors, and crew members behind the scenes who make it all happen,” said Faldo in a statement released by CBS.
Trevor Immelman will take over Faldo’s spot starting next season.
“I am truly honored to be added to the distinguished list of lead analysts who have come before me as part of CBS Sports’ storied golf history. I have had the tremendous fortune of being mentored twice in my career by Sir Nick, first as a player and now as a broadcaster. I am forever grateful. Sitting in the 18th tower next to Jim Nantz, surrounded by the best broadcast team in golf, is a dream job. I can’t wait for next season when my dream becomes a reality,” said Immelman.
Faldo added, “I am excited for Trevor; he will be excellent in this role and the team is incredibly well positioned for the future. As I step away from broadcasting, I look forward to exploring new opportunities and partnerships, focusing on growing the game of golf through the Faldo Series, as well as expanding the reach and growth of Faldo Designs.”
Faldo has been part of the CBS team since 2007.
“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,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. “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.”
Originally from South Africa, Immelman won 11 times worldwide throughout his career, and was named the PGA TOUR’s Rookie of the Year in 2006. Two years later, in 2008, he won the Masters Tournament, becoming at the time only the second South African to win the Masters. He has also played on two President’s Cup teams (2005, 2007) and in 2019 was Vice Captain for the team.
Later this year, he will serve as Captain for the International Team in the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. Immelman has also worked for the GOLF Channel, where he has been a lead analyst and a regular contributor to the network’s “Live From” coverage at The Players, and all four major championships.