Watch: Nick Faldo cries during final CBS golf broadcast
from Larry Brown Sports, with Steve DelVecchio, and from www.yardbarker.com
Nick Faldo announced earlier this summer that he is leaving CBS after a 16-year run, and his final broadcast with the network was on Sunday. The occasion was a very emotional one for the six-time major champion and his colleagues.
CBS paid tribute to Faldo during the final round of The Wyndham Championship. Both he and Ian Baker-Finch fought back tears as they said farewell to one another.
It's been a great honor.
— Golf on CBS ? (@GolfonCBS) August 7, 2022
The moment was a bit of a full circle one for Faldo. The first PGA Tour event that the 65-year-old played in was the Greater Greensboro Open 43 years ago. That tournament later became The Wyndham Championship.
Thank you. https://t.co/d6C8rKn7av
— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) August 6, 2022
Faldo’s contract with CBS is set to expire, and he listed several reasons why he has decided to step away.
“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,” Faldo wrote.
“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 six-time major champion listed numerous reasons why he’s stepping away. His list included devoting more time to Faldo Design, his golf course design business, and spending more time with friends and family at his under-construction retirement home in Montana.