Nick Faldo has accomplished almost everything he could in the world of golf, and after 50 years full of success and out of the game, he has made a decision. of quitting the game. Faldo on Tuesday announced that he would be stepping down as CBS Sports promoter, where he has been the lead auditor since 2007 at the end of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season.
The big six-time winner will sit with Jim Nantz for the last time at the 2022 Wyndham Championship in August, meaning he has already called up his final Masters. Faldo’s replacement as chief inspector will be Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion who joined the PGA Tour on the CBS opinion team in 2019.
“Mr. Nick has had an impressive career on Network Television for nearly 20 years and is one of the most successful commentators to ever live in the 18th tower,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said in a statement. . “Nick brought the same enthusiasm and dedication that inspired him to become the first golfer in our world. …
“We are delighted to name Trevor as the leading golf analyst at CBS,” added McManus. “He brings the credentials and experience of being a Great Champion, as well as the unique vision and expertise of modern stars, as he recently competed with them. Trevor has established an awesome chemistry and relationships with our team. all, and we expect him to give his opinion, as he informs and entertains the audience for many years to come. “
Faldo had an extraordinary professional career in addition to his contributions to the press. He has scored three more PGA Tour titles in his top six, and his 30 European Tour victories are in fifth place all the time. Since World War II, no European has won many awards. Faldo also won 23 games in the Ryder Cup, a record that lasted until last September when Sergio Garcia overtook him.
Faldo said leaving the post would “give me the ability to enjoy other opportunities and relationships.” He and his wife, Lindsay, moved to Montana where he said he would spend more time fishing and other projects.
“After an amazing run, having the privilege of being the CBS’s chief inspector 16 times, I made a difficult decision earlier this year to go down from the 18th after the season,” he said. Faldo. “I have had the second best and most desirable chair in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz. I am proud and humbled to have worked with this excellent information team, as well as the producers, directors. and staff members after the events that did this. It all happened.
Immelman, who started advertising in 2017 while playing for the European Tour, will join for his first Masters in 2023.
“I am very proud to be included in the special list of leading critics who came before me as part of CBS Sports’ golf history,” Immelman said. “I have been very fortunate to have been trained twice in my career by Sir Nick, before I was a player and now I am a broadcaster. Thank you forever. I am sitting in the 18th floor next to Jim Nantz, surrounded. it’s the best broadcasting team. golf, it’s a dream job. I can’t wait for the next season when my dream comes true. “
Immelman will also be the captain of the 2022 International Team at the Presidential Cup at Quail Hollow.