Faldo considering TV role for ABC Sports
Along with wanting to be Ryder Cup captain, Nick Faldo is interested in another job that will keep him in the spotlight -- television analyst for ABC Sports.
Faldo worked for ABC at the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship in Ireland, and said he could see himself working television on the PGA Tour for a dozen or so tournaments.
"The timing is very good for me," the 47-year-old Englishman said. "It's good to keep in touch with golf. I want to slow down on playing. Obviously, television is a good way to guarantee your face is there on the screen. When you finish 60th every week, nobody knows you're there."
Faldo also worked as a TV analyst during the British Open, where he was on air for eight hours in the final round with only a 20-minute break. He treats television the same way he did his golf swing, analyzing everything.
"The hardest part is you're constantly switched on," he said. "It's left-side dominant. Whether you're speaking or not, you've got to be thinking. The trick is you've got to say something really great in as little time as possible."
What would he have said of Jean Van de Velde's follies on the 72nd hole at Carnoustie?
"It would be a question of what he was doing. It was a catalog of mistakes," Faldo said. "But he got such an unbelievable bounce, hitting the railing and going backward. The odds on that were a million to one. That's when you sit back and say, 'Looks like you're destined not to win this one, mate."'
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