UPDATE: FOX Sports confirmed on Monday that Greg Norman will not return as a golf analyst for the network in 2016.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to make this change to our USGA Championships coverage,” said John Entz, President of Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “We want to thank Greg for his contributions last year, and wish him success in all his current and future endeavors.”
Norman also commented in the press release saying, “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 David Hill (former Head of FOX Sports) and the USGA for believing in me and instilling their vote of confidence in me from the outset.”
After just one season in the chair as the lead golf analyst for FOX Sports, Greg Norman is reportedly out of the job.
Links Magazine tweeted on Sunday night that it had learned that Norman “is out at @FOXGOLF,” the official handle of FOX Sports Golf.
The publication provided no other information.
When reached by GOLF.com on Sunday evening, representatives from both FOX Sports and Norman’s public relations team declined to comment on the report. One FOX announcer confirmed to GOLF.com that Norman is out. “It wasn’t (Norman’s) choice,” the source said.
On Foxsports.com, the two-time major winner is still listed as an on-air golf analyst for the network.
In 2013, FOX signed a 12-year deal with the USGA worth more than $1 billion to acquire rights to the U.S. Open. Norman and Joe Buck led the coverage for the FOX golf team at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. The inaugural broadcast was heavily scrutinized and drew less-than-glowing reviews.