Golf legend Nick Faldo broke down in tears and could barely speak as he ended his 16-year career as a commentator on emotional live television segments.
The six-time major winner plans to leave CBS and The Golf Channel to focus on running his farm and other businesses in Montana.
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Faldo, 65, shook his head as he tried to make his final speech sitting alongside fellow CBS analysts Jim Nantz, Ian Baker-Finch and Frank Nobilo after the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. was confused.
“It blew me away,” he said, struggling to compose himself. “I’m already…”
After bursting into tears, Faldo finally pieced together an emotional sentence. I literally fell off the boat. I really did. That was him in 2006, 16 years later.
Australian Baker Finch and New Zealander Nobilo paid tribute to Faldo before he uttered his moving final lines.
“I’m an only child and at 65 I found three siblings. Thank you,” he said.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s Kim Joo-hyung won the Wyndham Championship with a stunning 9-under par 61 to clinch his first title on the US PGA Tour and secure a spot in the season-ending playoffs.
Kim’s standout effort at Sedgefield Country Club was playing the first nine holes of the final round at 8 under par.
“It’s definitely a week I’ll remember forever,” Kim said after a 20-under 260 total to win by five shots over compatriot Lim Sung-jae of South Korea and John Ho of the United States.
“I can’t believe it. I’m speechless right now,” Kim said.
“I’ve worked really hard to get here,” he said, his voice trembling. “Just walking on the 18th green and just thinking about the work behind the scenes.
“It’s been a rough day. I didn’t know golf could be so stressful,” added the player nicknamed Tom, after his childhood favorite, Thomas the Train.
Cameron Percy was the highest-placed Australian, finishing tied for eighth, nine strokes behind the leader.
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