Nick Faldo, winner of six Majors including three Masters Tournaments and three British Open titles, was named CBS Sports’ lead analyst for golf. today, replacing Lanny Wadkins.
Nick Faldo, winner of six Majors including three Masters Tournaments and three British Open titles, and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, was named CBS Sports’ lead analyst for golf. today by Tony Petitti, executive vice president and executive producer, CBS Sports.
“As a broadcaster Nick Faldo has earned critical acclaim in the golf press and beyond,” said Petitti. “His unique wit and commentary, combined with his credentials as one of the world’s greatest players, will add to the storied 57-year history of golf on our Network. At CBS Sports, we anticipate that Nick will be recognized as one of the most insightful champions ever to sit in the 18th tower.”
Faldo will assume duties alongside Jim Nantz in the 18th tower at the beginning of the 2007 golf season in January. He comes to CBS Sports after three years as lead analyst for ABC Sports’ golf coverage. He will continue to work as an analyst for the Golf Channel, as well as serve as lead analyst for the British Open on ABC. He replaces Lanny Wadkins who had been lead announcer since 2002.
Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997, Faldo will captain the 2008 European Ryder Cup team. He holds the all-time Ryder Cup record for most appearances (11) and most points scored (25) and led the European Order of Merits on three occasions. He was a member of the first European side to defeat the U.S. in the Ryder Cup in 28 years in 1985. Two years later Faldo played a pivotal role as Europe retained the Cup, winning for the first time on American soil at Muirfield Village. He also was a member of the victorious 1995 and 1997 sides.
Faldo’s 30 European victories include three World Match Play Championships, a European Open, four PGA Championships and three successive Irish Opens.