Greg Norman is out as Fox’s lead golf analyst, only one year into the job. The network announced the move Monday morning, citing what it called an agreement for “an amicable separation.”
Under the terms of a lucrative agreement with the USGA, Fox made its debut carrying the U.S. Open in 2015, with Joe Buck and Norman as its lead announcer and analyst. The telecast met with generally negative reviews.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to make this change to our USGA Championships coverage,” John Entz, Fox’s president of production, said in a news release. “We want to thank Greg for his contributions last year, and wish him success in all his current and future endeavors.”
Said Norman: “I put a lot into my role this past year and really enjoyed the time I spent with the commentary team. I have a long history with Fox and wish them well on their journey showcasing USGA Championships. I also want to thank [former Fox Sports executive] David Hill and the USGA for believing in me and instilling their vote of confidence in me from the outset.”