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Sir Nick Faldo has announced that this year will be his last as a broadcaster for CBS and the Golf Channel.
The six-time Major champion has been a prominent voice on golf telecasts since 2006, and has decided to step down from the tower after the Wydham Championship in August - the same tournament where he made his debut in the studio. He has spent 18 years as a golf broadcaster and 16 years with CBS and the Golf Channel.
Faldo, who will be 65 in July, cited a quote - "the mistake you make is that you think you have time" - and says it reminded him "that we should not waste a moment of it and to spend more time with the people we love."
The three-time Open champion and three-time Masters winner says he will entertain other opportunities and partnerships now including his Faldo Design business, the Faldo Series amateur golf tour and a new whisky project. He has recently relocated to Montana, where he plans to spend more time with his wife Lindsay and their dogs as well as their farm animals with a new Faldo Farm currently under construction.
"As for me, I hope to often be found out back on the East Gallatin River, with a road, waiters, and the local trout," Faldo said.
"After much consideration and discussions late last year with my business manager and more privately with my wife, Lindsay, we together concluded, and I decided that I will step down from Tower 18. It was "a great run" since October 2006, when I was privilged 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," Faldo said in a statement.
"Cheers and thank you for all the wonder years both on and off the course," he concluded."
Faldo is set to be replaced by 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman.
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x