The six-time major champion has announced he will be hanging up the headset later this year to work on projects away from golf. George Cooper reports

After almost two decades on the mic, Sir Nick Faldo has announced he will be stepping down from broadcasting duties later this summer.

Faldo has served as a key voice for both CBS and Golf Channel during his 18-year broadcast career, but the six-time major winner has now confirmed he will be retiring his role as an analyst following the Wyndham Championship – the tournament at which he made his first on-air appearance.

“It was a great run,” Faldo said in the statement released on Twitter. “[But] after much consideration and discussions late last year with my business manager and more privately with my wife, Lindsay, we together concluded, and I decided that I will step down from Tower 18.”

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The Englishman, who has been been with CBS and Golf Channel since 2006, revealed he will now be moving on to concentrate on other ventures following his retirement.

“Leaving a full schedule of broadcasting will now provide me the ability to entertain other opportunities and partnerships, as well as expanding the reach and growth of my ever-expanding global golf course design business,” Faldo continued.

“And to be more engaged with my 26-year-old, not-for-profit charitable trust that promotes and supports elite junior and amateur golf around the world for both young men and ladies, the Faldo Series.”

Faldo’s statement concluded that he and his wife, Lindsay, and three dogs have relocated to the “wondrous, welcoming, and magnificent state of Montana” where they will run a farm.

“Our wish and hope is that life on the Faldo Farm includes a future filled with visits from my children, grandchildren, Lindsay’s family and all our friends.

“As for me, I’ll be found out back on the East Gallatin River, with a rod, waiters, and the local trout.”

Faldo will be replaced in the chair by 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman.

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