Davis Love III Moving To Broadcast Booth At CBS
SHANGHAI (AP) — Peter Kostis and Gary McCord are out at CBS Sports. Davis Love III is in.
Sean McManus, the chairman at CBS Sports, announced Tuesday that Love is joining the network as a golf analyst next year. He makes his debut at Torrey Pines in January for the Farmers Insurance Open. McManus described the former PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain as “the perfect fit for CBS.”
Love is playing in the Bermuda Championship this week, and he plans to play the remaining two PGA Tour events this year in Mexico and his home at Sea Island.
“My playing days are not totally over, as I will play select events, but my focus now shifts to broadcasting,” Love said. “I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with the men and women of CBS Sports, and I look forward to getting started in January.”
That brings Love back to the Masters in a different capacity. CBS airs that, along with the PGA Championship, where Love is exempt for life as a past champion (1997). ESPN has the opening two rounds, and it was not clear if Love planned to play at Harding Park or what he would if he made the cut in San Francisco.
Golfweek and Sports Business Journal reported that the contracts of Kostis and McCord were not renewed. McCord told Golf Digest, “Bottom line, they fired me.”
McCord said McManus told him and Kostis that CBS golf coverage was getting a little stale and the network needed to go in another direction.
“I’ve been called a lot of things,” McCord said. “But one thing I’ve never been called is stale.”