After 16 years, CBS golf broadcaster Nick Faldo is removing his headset.
Faldo said his final round of the 2022 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday. The six-time major champion was honoured with a plaque on the club’s Wall of Fame behind the ninth green.
On and off the golf course, the broadcast featured emotional messages from Faldo’s former and current colleagues.
Trevor Immelman reminisced, “I was very fortunate to meet Sir Nick when I was 15 years old. He took me under his wing and has been a mentor to me ever since, beginning on the European Tour and then the PGA Tour. He did the same when I started broadcasting. So, Nick, thank you very much for everything you’ve done for me. I’ll be thinking of you every time I sit in this chair as lead analyst. And I can’t wait to see you and Lindsay at Faldo Farm. “Thank you, my friend.”
Frank Nobilo also expressed his best wishes.
“Nick, not everyone has careers, golf, and TV like you.” Your track record speaks for itself. To truly understand Nick Faldo, you must consider him in reverse. Looking back on your broadcasting career, you were brave enough to show everyone out there, including ourselves, exactly what was going on inside your emotions. You weren’t afraid to do it. You were also strong enough not to reveal them when you were playing golf. So, as a fellow broadcaster, a fellow golfer, and most importantly, a friend, I just wanted to say thank you.”
On Faldo, Ian Baker-Finch summed up the feelings.
“You’ve taught me so much, and I appreciate it.” I’m honoured to have my name sandwiched between yours on the Claret Jug, ’90-’91-’92, and I enjoy looking at it all the time. In the last two decades we’ve been paired together many times at various TV towers around the world, the last 16 years here at CBS. It’s been an honour, and I’m sorry to see you go, as are the rest of us. “Well, old boy, maybe we’ll be paired together on the Gallatin River in Montana, with a fly rod instead of a golf club.”