Sir Nick Faldo to Host Monthly Show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio
Story published at 12:09, Thursday, November 20th, 2014
SiriusXM has announced that World Golf Hall of Fame member, six-time major championship winner and former World #1 ranked player Sir Nick Faldo will host a new show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208).
Nick Faldo Radio will debut this January and air monthly throughout the year.
“I am most excited about this new opportunity to talk golf with golfers and people you may not know are golfers; to get to know golf enthusiasts and have them get to know me,” said Faldo. “We are going to have fun connecting with those connected to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. I look forward to some real entertainment.”
“Few people can offer a more experienced and informed perspective on golf than Nick,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “His accomplishments on the course – which include six major championship victories – put him among the game’s all-time great players, and he has built a remarkably successful second career in the broadcast booth. SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio will offer him a new forum where he can interact with his audience and fans can call in to ask him questions throughout the season.”
Before he became one of the most prominent broadcasters in golf as the lead analyst for CBS and Golf Channel, Faldo built one of the greatest resumés in the sport. His more than 40 professional wins include six major championships – three Masters and three Open Championships – and he spent 98 weeks atop the World Golf Rankings as the sport’s #1 player.
He is also one of the most outstanding Ryder Cup competitors in the annals of that event. Starting in 1977, at the age of 20, Faldo played for 11 consecutive European teams and he remains today the leading individual point scorer from either side in Ryder Cup history. He is widely regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced and for his contributions and service to golf, Faldo received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in November 2009. He is the only living British golfer to receive such an honour. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998.
Through the creation of Faldo Enterprises, Nick is more involved with the business of golf than ever before. The list of companies and initiatives already under the Faldo golf umbrella include: his world-renowned golf course design company, Faldo Design, currently involved with over 50 projects on six continents; the Faldo Series, one of the premier programs for aspiring young golfers; and a number of other projects in which Faldo plays an active role.
SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio offers live golf play-by-play of PGA TOUR events and major championships. This year the channel unveiled an expanded programming lineup that offers the best daily golf talk, news, analysis and instruction on radio. In addition to Faldo, hosts on the channel include World Golf Hall of Fame members Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples and Hubert Green, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, John Daly, Annika Sorenstam, Chris DiMarco, Rich Beem, Hank Haney, David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Bob Ford, Mark Carnevale, John Maginnes, John Mahaffey, Carl Paulson, Dennis Paulson, Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, Sandy McIlree, Larry Rinker, Lorne Rubenstein, Ben Shear, John Swantek, Jeff Warne, Greg Warmoth and Taylor Zarzour. Listeners can also hear Golf Channel programming. Visit www.SiriusXM.com/SiriusXMPGATOURRadio for a daily schedule.