Nick Faldo Stepping Down After 16 Years as CBS Sports’ Lead Golf Analyst

Nick Faldo Retires CBS Golf
Memorial Tournament host Jack Nicklaus visits the CBS booth with Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz during the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 3, 2017 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Chris Condon / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Nick Faldo, the longtime CBS golf analyst, announced his retirement from broadcasting on Twitter.

The six-time major champion, who has teamed with Jim Nantz since 2006, will end his broadcasting run following the PGA Tour’s regular season finale in Greensboro at the Wyndham Championship.

The 64-year-old Englishman plans to spend more time with wife Lindsay on a new farm property in Montana, where they’ll work on two lines of business: golf course design (Faldo Design) and a line of small batch whisky (the Faldo Series).

On Twitter, Faldo wrote: “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.”

During his playing career, Faldo won three Masters and three British Opens, and is considered Britain’s greatest golfer of the modern era.


  1. I will miss Nick Faldo sitting beside Jim Nantz in the tower, and I suspect I won’t be the only one. Ken Venturi was a hard act to follow but Nick Faldo did it “his way”, with a combination of quirky British humour that no one ever suspected he had when he was the dominant player in the game in the late 80s-early 90s, coupled with the great analytical brain we always knew he had. He was part of a great team that included Frank Nobilo and Ian Baker-Finch, and they had an excellent rapport, having battled against each other for many years. I always enjoyed how he could spot features or flaws in a player’s swing when he was going off the rails under pressure: little things that mere mortals like myself could hardly even spot in slow motion. He capped it all by making the call that Tony Finau would win at the 3M Open when he was miles behind at the start of Round 4. Correct as always. I wish he and his wife Lindsay many happy years in Montana and I’m sure he’ll continue to leave his mark in golf course design, and let’s hope, whiskey as well! Slainte, Nick, from a fan in Ireland who watched you in St. Andrews in 1990 when you were in your absolute prime.


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