Paul Azinger, 63, has been replaced as NBC Sports’ chief golf analyst, according to reports from The Associated Press and Golf Digest. His last event was the Ryder Cup in September, and he will not be available for the upcoming Hero World Challenge.
In a statement, NBC expressed appreciation for Azinger’s work over the past five years. They thanked him for his insights, work ethic and industry relationships. It’s unclear whether NBC Sports’ decision to part ways with Azinger is part of a larger overhaul of its golf coverage, with more changes potentially coming to the Golf Channel brand.
Azinger became the lead analyst for NBC Sports following the retirement of Johnny Miller in 2019. Prior to that, he served as lead golf analyst for ABC and ESPN from 2006 to 2015, and joined Fox Sports in 2016 at the USGA Championships. In a statement released Sunday, Azinger thanked the NBC team for their talent and support.
As a player and broadcaster, Azinger has been involved in more than 100 major championships and international team events over the past 40 years. NBC has not announced who will replace Azinger in the booth.