Monday, November 20, 2023

Paul Azinger Out As NBC Lead Golf Analyst

Paul Azinger

Paul Azinger’s time as the lead analyst for NBC Golf is over.  NBC has elected not to re-sign Azinger, ending a four-year stint as the lead voice of the network’s professional golf coverage. The Associated Press‘ Doug Ferguson first reported the news, which was subsequently confirmed by Azinger himself.

“I have treasured working beside Dan Hicks and the other talented NBC broadcasters, as well as lead producer Tommy Roy and all those behind the scenes,” Azinger said in a statement to Steve Eubanks. “They are a remarkable team, and I will miss them tremendously. My thanks to them and the countless others who have supported me and helped me along the way during my work in television. I have faith in what the future holds for me, for NBC, and for the great game of golf.” reports Azinger stepped into the lead chair in 2019 after a stint in the same role at Fox, where he helped head up the network’s USGA championship coverage. The former Ryder Cup captain was a popular hire among the Fox team, where his work ethic and team-first approach served was welcomed.

He joined NBC as the successor to legendary golf analyst Johnny Miller, who retired upon the completion of the 2018 season after 29 years in the lead chair. At the time, Azinger’s hiring was largely lauded in the sport, and he was viewed as a safe bet to carry the torch forward for the network.

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