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Faldo calls time on TV commentary role

11.50am 21st June 2022 - People

Sir Nick Faldo has announced that he is hanging up his microphone for good later this summer following an 18-year stint as a broadcaster for NBC and the Golf Channel.

The six-time Major champion, who has been a prominent voice on television in the US since 2006, has decided to step down from his commentating role after the Wyndham Championship in August – the same tournament where he made his debut in the studio.

Faldo, who will be 65 in July, says he plans to spend more time on his Faldo Design business, the Faldo Series and a new whisky project. He has recently relocated to Montana, where he also plans to spend more time with his wife Lindsay and their dogs, and where he is currently building a farm.

Faldo is hoping to spend more time focusing on his other projects, including the Faldo Series and his course design business

In a statement published on Twitter, Faldo commented: “After much consideration and discussions late last year with my business manager, and more privately with my wife, Lindsay, I decided to step down from Tower 18. It was ‘a great run’ since October 2006, when I was privileged to become the lead golf analyst for CBS and to have the second best and highly coveted seat in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz. 

“The great run includes the fact that I have been on the road since I was 18 years old and am about to be 65 years old this July. That’s a long run of airports, hotel rooms and restaurant meals. Social media memes and TikTok now gives us 101 quotes of the Buddha such as “the mistake you make is that you think you have time” and other wisdoms of life, which is great advice to remind us all that we should not waste a moment of it and to spend more time with the people we love. Cheers and thank you for all the wonder years both on and off the course.”

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