NOR­MAN OUT AT FOX SPORTS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Super Sport Diary -

Greg Nor­man has lost his job as the lead golf an­a­lyst for Fox Sports, and been re­placed by former Amer­i­can Ry­der Cup cap­tain Paul Azinger. Nor­man lasted one year as Joe Buck’s side­kick at the USGA’s three big­gest events, in­clud­ing the 2015 US Open at Cham­bers Bay. Fox have been left ex­plain­ing what went so wrong so fast with Nor­man. The 60-year-old Aus­tralian seemed en­er­gised when dis­cussing his coun­try­men, even leav­ing the TV booth to get in­sight into Ja­son Day’s ver­tigo at the US Open. But the pas­sion was lack­ing the rest of the time. Nor­man re­mained flat, and Fox sub­se­quently de­cided to di­vest them­selves with 11 years re­main­ing on its USGA con­tract. The part­ing comes af­ter Nor­man had openly tabbed him­self as the best can­di­date to head­line Fox’s golf cov­er­age. Azinger comes with lots of broadcasting ex­pe­ri­ence, hav­ing worked for ABC and ESPN. He has a way of leav­ing the au­di­ence feel­ing en­ter­tained and en­light­ened.

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