Paul Azinger is no longer the lead golf analyst at NBC Sports, as the network has decided not to renew his contract.
Paul Azinger is out as lead golf analyst at NBC Sports | Golf News and Tour Information
Paul Azinger, who has been the lead golf analyst at NBC Sports, has been let go by the network, a decision that came as a surprise to him. His last event was the Ryder Cup in September, and he will not be on call for the upcoming Hero World Challenge. Sources also indicate that this move could be part of a larger overhaul of NBC Sports’ golf coverage, with potential changes to the Golf Channel brand.
Surprise Departure and Potential Changes
Quoting sources, Azinger’s departure caught him by surprise, as his contract was not renewed by NBC. This move could be part of a larger overhaul of NBC Sports’ golf coverage, with potential changes also coming to the Golf Channel brand.
Thanking Azinger and Future Plans
Despite the unexpected departure, NBC thanked Azinger for his work over the last five years, acknowledging his insights, work ethic, and relationships in the golf industry. Azinger himself expressed faith in the future and thanked the NBC team for their support and collaboration over the years.