Nick Faldo has emotional goodbye from the CBS golf broadcast booth
This is the end of the CBS broadcast era.
After 16 years of wearing headphones for the web, Sir Nick Faldo says goodbye from stand in final round 2022 Wyndham Championship Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The six-time Grand Slam champion has a rich history at Sedgefield, dating back to his PGA Tour debut at the 1979 Grand Greensboro Open, his ninth on the club’s wall of fame. A plaque was obtained behind the ridge, where he joined the likes of Charlie Seaford and Arnold Palmer.
“I screwed up,” Faldo said tearfully in his last paragraph Before briefly sorting yourself out on the air. “I was on a boat in Ireland and they called me and said, ‘Would you like to sit next to Jim Nantz?’ “I literally fell off the boat and I really did. It was 2006 and we are here 16 years later. “
“Thank you to all the staff,” he continued. “When I call you workers graciously and respectfully, they put pictures out, we do rattles, and our jobs are easy. Thank you all.”
“I’m an only child and I found three brothers at 65. Thank you,” he said of Nantz, Ian Baker-Finch and Frank Nobilo, who attended the final with him. A round of booths. “I’m ready.”
The broadcast also featured messages from Faldo’s former and current colleagues on and off the golf course, and at times very emotional. So much so that Dottie Pepper joked at one point: “Can you call this or do you want me to answer?”
Here’s how the golf world is honoring Sir Nick Faldo’s broadcast retirement.
“I had to give a shout out to my good friend Sir Nick Faldo as he was getting ready to start his last broadcast on CBS. I was lucky enough to meet Sir Nick when I was 15. He put me in his Under his command, he has been my mentor throughout my career, starting on the European Tour and then on the PGA Tour. When I started broadcasting, he did the same. So, Nick, thank you so much for being a part of me Everything. As lead analyst, I think of you every time I sit in this chair. I can’t wait to visit you and Lindsay at Faldo Farms. Thanks, friends.”
Just watch and enjoy.
“Nick, not everyone has a career like you, pro, golf and TV. Your record speaks for itself. To really understand Nick Faldo, you have to look the other way around. If you look at your broadcasting career, you Be bold enough to show everyone your true feelings inside, including ourselves. You’re not afraid to do it. It’s also important to be strong enough not to expose them when golfing. So I just want to Say, as a broadcaster, as a golfer, but more importantly as a friend, thank you man.”
Amanda Ballionis Rayner
“Well Nick, the people, places and stories you had the opportunity to document, you did it with humor and humility and a human touch. And I think it’s fair to say that you’ve shown us as broadcasters what’s inside of you than We see a lot more stoicism in you as a player. May the Sands of Time be kind to you, my friend.”
Ian Baker Finch
“You have taught me so much and I am grateful for that. I am honored to have my name sandwiched between yours on the Claret Jug, ’90-’91-’92, I have been watching with great pleasure It. Over the past 20 years, we’ve worked together many times in different towers around the world, the last 16 years on CBS. It’s been a great honor and sad to see you leave, like all of us It’s all the same here. Well, old boy, maybe we’ll get a chance to partner up on the Gallatin River in Montana and use fly rods instead of golf clubs.”