CBS Sports golf analyst Nick Faldo announces retirement at season’s end; Trevor Immelman steps into lead role

Nick Faldo has accomplished everything one can do in the world of golf and, after a half century of success on and off the court, has decided to walk away from the game. Faldo announced Tuesday that he will be retiring from the CBS Sports broadcast booth where he has been a principal analyst since 2007 at the end of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season.

The six-time main winner will sit alongside Jim Nantz for the last time at Wyndham 2022 in August, meaning he has already launched his final Masters title. Trevor Immelman, who will replace Faldo as lead analyst, will replace the 2008 Masters champion who joined the PGA Tour on the CBS Commentary Team in 2019.

“Sir Nick has had an amazing career on Network Television for nearly 20 years and is one of the most accomplished commentators ever to sit in the 18th Tower,” CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said in a statement. “Nick brought the same passion and dedication that he had to the best golfer in the world on our radio shows. …

“We are pleased to have named Trevor as Chief Golf Analyst on CBS,” McManus added. “He brought credentials and experience as a main hero, along with a unique perspective and knowledge of today’s stars, having recently competed with them. Trevor has developed great chemistry and relationships with our entire team, and we look forward to sharing his vision, he educates and entertains viewers for many years to come.”

Faldo has had an extraordinary career as well as plaudits in the broadcast booth. He added three more PGA Tour wins to his six majors, and his 30 European Tour wins ranked him fifth all-time. Since World War II, no European has won more majors. Faldo also won 23 Ryder Cup games, a record that held until last September when he was surpassed by Sergio Garcia.

Leaving broadcasting “will provide me with the ability to enjoy other opportunities and partnerships,” Faldo said. He and his wife, Lindsey, moved to Montana where he says he will spend a lot of time fishing and working on other projects.

“After an amazing career, having owned the privilege of serving as CBS Senior Analyst for 16 seasons, I made the difficult decision earlier this year to ditch the 18th spot after this season,” Faldo said. “I had the second most highly coveted seat in golf, sitting next to Jim Nantz. I am honored and honored to be working alongside this outstanding advertising team, as well as the producers, directors, and behind-the-scenes crew members who make it all happen. I am excited for Trevor. He would be excellent in this role and the team is in an incredibly good position for the future.”

Immelmann, who started broadcasting in 2017 while still playing on the European Tour, will be entering his first Masters tournament in 2023.

“I am truly honored to be added to the distinguished list of key analysts who have come before me as part of CBS Sports’ famous golf history,” said Immelmann. “I have been made an immense fortune because I have been mentored twice in my career by Sir Nick, first as a player and now as a broadcaster. I am forever grateful. Sitting in the eighteenth tower next to Jim Nantz, surrounded by the best golf radio team is a dream job. I can’t wait For the next season when my dream becomes a reality.”

Immelmann will also lead the 2022 international in the Presidents’ Cup at Cowell Hollow.

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