Golf World Saddened by Sir Nick Faldo’s Untimely Announcement

Nick Faldo is one of the most prominent names in the golf world and has been a sincere servant of the game. Moreover, Faldo was one of the leading golfers who prominently played on the European Tour. Sir Nick has won 30 European Tour events, 5th on the all-time list.

He was also dominant on the PGA Tour, with nine trophies and six major victories. Moreover, after retiring as a professional golfer, the Englishman turned to the media side of the game. He became a television commentator for CBS and the Golf Channel. After a successful stint as a commentator, Sir Nick Faldo has taken retirement from this role.

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Nick Faldo announces retirement from CBS as a commentator

The voice we heard every week on the PGA Tour was Sir Nick Faldo. However, the former British golfer surprised everyone by deciding to leave the job. He made this announcement earlier today via Twitter. He posted a lengthy statement where he described his remarkable journey as a golfer and a commentator.

Moreover, Nick believes he will now give more time to his other businesses, like his golf course design company; Faldo Design. Furthermore, Faldo wants to expand his work with his nonprofit charitable trust, which promotes and supports elite junior and amateur golfers worldwide.

Meanwhile, the 64-year-old former golfer was leading the OWGR for 97 weeks. Sir Nick was famous for his impeccable iron play. He was probably the finest iron player in golf after Lee Trevino. Nick turned pro in 1976 and became a leading full-time broadcaster in 2006.

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Furthermore, he is also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 1997, they inducted him into this prestigious group. Hence, there was plenty of respect for the English golfer. Even during his commentary stint, he made crucial points and observations and gave fans a different perspective.

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England’s Sir Nick Faldo in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

Nick also had great wittiness that made him a prominent commentator. Therefore, as he decided to take retirement, there are plenty of emotional messages for Sir Nick Faldo on Twitter. So here are a few reactions from fans of the golfing world to this surprising and unfortunate revelation by Sir Nick Faldo.

Golf world reacts to the Sir Nick Faldo’s unfortunate news

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