According to a report at New England.Golf, Johnny Miller, the longtime NBC golf commentator, will retire from broadcasting, with the official announcement expected October 16.
Golf Channel is reporting that Miller’s final broadcast will take place the first weekend of February at the WM Phoenix Open – a tournament he won in 1974 and 1975.
Paul Azinger, currently employed by FOX, will slide into Miller’s seat in the 18th tower, starting with the WGC-Mexico Championship in late February.
At 71, Miller will leave the game having compiled two distinct Hall of Fame careers: first as a 25-time PGA TOUR winner, and two-time major champion, then as NBC’s straight-talking color analyst.
Miller’s NBC broadcasting career has included 20 U.S. Opens, 14 Ryder Cups, nine Presidents Cups, three Open Championships and the 2016 Olympics.
“When it comes to serving golf fans with sharp insight on what is happening inside the ropes, Johnny Miller is the gold standard,” said NBC lead golf producer Tommy Roy in a statement.
“It has been an honor working with him, and while it might not be Johnny’s personal style, it will be fun to send him off at one of the PGA Tour’s best parties at TPC Scottsdale.”