- Nick Faldo is hanging up the mic.
- The legendary golfer has announced he’s retiring from broadcasting.
- The golf world shared its reaction to the news.
Nick Faldo is calling it quits after 16 years in the booth with CBS Sports and the Golf Channel. He announced the news with a lengthy statement on social media early Tuesday morning.
Faldo shared that his last day in the CBS broadcast booth will be on August 7 at The Wyndham Championship.
Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, will step in to replace Faldo according to Sports Business Journal.
In his letter posted to social media, Faldo explained that the decision caught CBS a bit off guard. Faldo explained that he previously told CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus about his plan to step down back in February. McManus was expecting Faldo to remain with the network, but delivered the news that he actually wanted to step away.
Faldo made not-so-great headlines during this year’s Masters when he spoiled Rory McIlroy’s hole-out from the bunker on the 72nd hole of the tournament.
Faldo and his wife live in Montana on the Faldo Farm.
“Once complete and the dust has settled, our wish and hope is that life on the Faldo Farm includes a future filled with visits from my children, grandchildren, Lindsay’s family and all our friends,” Faldo wrote. “As for me, I hope to often be found out back on the East Gallatin River, with a rod, waiters, and the local trout.”
Faldo will be on the call for this week’s Travelers Championship.
Golf World Reacts To Nick Faldo Retiring
Nick Faldo to leave broadcasting and announces his presence in, predictably these days, a whiskey brand. https://t.co/tt7MNB23ZX
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 21, 2022
Ken Venturi. Johnny Miller. Nick Faldo. Few, if any, did it better. https://t.co/Axu2HZLppT
— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) June 21, 2022
Nick Faldo can’t leave fast enough. https://t.co/Q2lFs0v7fr
— #Goleague (@NBdrAkehole) June 21, 2022
Nick Faldo is retiring from CBS 🙌🏻
Golf fans everywhere needed a win and I’m not sure it gets any bigger than this ha.
Where’s the party at @NoLayingUp?
— Mr. KY Buckeye (@MrKYbuckeye) June 21, 2022