Nick Faldo leaves CBS with Trevor Immelman replacing him

Sir Nick Faldo plans to retire after 16 years at CBS Sports and Golf Channel.

The 64-year-old broadcaster shared the news in a signed letter he posted on Twitter Tuesday – and reveals that his last day at the booth will be August 7 for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC.

Trevor Immelman – a South African who won the Masters in 2008 – will replace Faldo next year with Jim Nantz, according to the Sports Business Journal.

In a farewell letter, Faldo said he had previously told CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus about his plan to retire while at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am in February. McManus had expected the six-time Major winner to remain in the network.

“Since Nick is in the last year of his contract, I thought we should talk about a new deal,” McManus told SBJ. “Nick, along with his wife Lindsay, said he wanted to retire.”

Nick Faldo and wife Lindsay
Nick Faldo / Twitter

Faldo expressed the desire to cut travel time to focus on business and other partnerships, some of which he said have not yet been announced. The six-time champion called his partnership with Black Bull Scotch Whiskey, the Faldo Design business and the Faldo series as reasons to move away from full-time broadcasting.

Faldo went on to mention his close relationship with his wife Lindsay, who he said helped him make his decision to retire. The couple moved to Montana with their three dogs and various animals on their new farm, which is currently under construction.

“When it’s done and the dust has settled, our wish and hope is that life at Faldo Farm includes a future filled with visits from my children, grandchildren, Lindsay’s family and all our friends,” Faldo wrote. “As for me, I often hope to be found on the East Gallatin River, with a rod, waiters and the local trout.”

Trevor Immelman will replace Nick Faldo in the CBS stand
Trevor Immelman will replace Nick Faldo in the CBS stand
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Faldo was last seen in the 18th tower for CBS at the RBC Canadian Open, which took place earlier this month, ahead of the US Open. He will be on TV this week at the Travelers Championship.

Immelman, who joined CBS ‘golf telecast in 2019, signed a multi-year deal starting with the Farmers Insurance Open next January. He was the chief analyst for the Golf Channel and the analyst for Turner Sports during “The Match”.

McManus described Immelman as a hard worker with a good sense of humor, whose skills will translate well on the air.

Faldo at The Memorial in June 2022
Faldo at The Memorial in June 2022

“The name that kept popping up was Trevor Immelman,” McManus said. “Trevor is a great team player. The game is becoming more and more international, and he has an international pedigree. When he listened to his work at the Masters, he became the most logical and best choice.”