Golf Digest has confirmed that Paul Azinger, NBC Sports’ lead golf analyst, will no longer be in that role. According to the Associated Press, his contract with NBC was not renewed, and sources say this decision came as a surprise to him.
Azinger’s last event as the lead analyst was the Ryder Cup, and he will not be working at the upcoming Hero World Challenge. It appears that NBC Sports’ golf coverage may be undergoing a potential overhaul, with more changes possibly on the horizon for the Golf Channel brand.
Azinger took over as NBC Sports’ lead analyst in 2019 after Johnny Miller retired. He previously served as the lead golf analyst for ABC and ESPN from 2006 to 2015, and he joined Fox Sports in 2016 for its USGA Championships coverage. In a statement to golf journalist Steve Eubanks, Azinger expressed his appreciation for working with the talented team at NBC and his belief in the future of his career and golf broadcasting. There has been no official announcement on who will replace Azinger in the booth.