Nick Faldo finished 16 years on the air with CBS on Sunday, with the network delivering its final golf broadcast of the year with the Wyndham Championship.
His longtime partner Jim Nantz asked him for his final words, and as he broke down, he said, “I blew it” before bursting into tears. He tried saying a few thank-yous to the crew and mentioned “I’ve found these three brothers” to his on-air partners.
It was Nantz who had this to say: “Thank you, Nick, for gracing this booth and our lives. And now, you and Linds will go to your happy place. To the big sky of Montana. God bless you, Nick. Thanks my friend.”
Faldo responded, “I’m ready.”
Here's his goodbye
"I'm a single child and I've found, at 65, three brothers." ❤️
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 7, 2022
"I'm a single child and I've found, at 65, three brothers."
After 16 years of golf coverage with CBS, Sir Nick Faldo says an emotional farewell.pic.twitter.com/QWDfdId9bT
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 7, 2022
Fans sent their appreciation
Huge congrats to @NickFaldo006 on an incredible broadcasting career! I’ve only been a part of the @GolfonCBS team for a short time but I have had the time of my life working along side him! Thank you for being a great friend and teammate! See you at Faldo Farm!
— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) August 7, 2022
Ian Banker Finch crying right now sending off Faldo, this is real! #ThankYouSirNick
— Capman Grig (@Pacmangrig) August 7, 2022
A legend retires today!
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Thank you, Nick! 👏🏻pic.twitter.com/qp598VcmzS
— Triple Bogey Golf Club (@TripleBogeyGC) August 7, 2022
All smiles before the tears hit. It’s been an honor to work alongside a Hall of Fame player, broadcaster and human being. Sir @NickFaldo006 you have made every single one us better and always made it fun at the same time. Let’s make this the best show ever @GolfonCBSpic.twitter.com/9dasMksNJe
— Amanda Balionis Renner (@Amanda_Balionis) August 7, 2022