NBC Sports has announced that they will not be renewing Paul Azinger’s contract as their lead golf analyst. This comes after his surprise when he was not offered a new contract. Azinger’s last event as an analyst was the Ryder Cup in September and he will not be available for the upcoming Hero World Challenge.
In a statement, NBC expressed their appreciation for Azinger’s work over the past five years. They thanked him for his insights, work ethic, and industry relationships. It is unclear if this decision is part of a larger overhaul of their golf coverage, with more changes potentially coming to the Golf Channel brand.
Azinger joined NBC Sports in 2019 following Johnny Miller’s retirement, after previously working as the lead golf analyst for ABC and ESPN from 2006 to 2015. He also worked with Fox Sports during their USGA championships. In a statement released on Sunday, Azinger expressed his gratitude to 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. The replacement for Azinger in the booth has not been announced yet by NBC Sports.