Brad Faxon and David Fay are returning to the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.
Faxon worked briefly for NBC Sports and most recently for Golf Channel. He will serve as the lead studio analyst and a hole announcer for Fox, which has signed a 12-year deal to broadcast the U.S. Open and other USGA events starting next year. Fox also will broadcast the Shark Shootout in December.
Fay was executive director of the USGA until retiring at the end of 2010, and he was in the booth during U.S. Opens for NBC Sports to serve as the rules expert. That’s the role he will take with Fox.
“Long known for his smooth putting stroke, Brad’s transition to broadcasting has been just as easy,” said Mark Loomis, the coordinating producer for Fox Sports. “He still has great relationships with, and knowledge of, today’s tour players, and that insight will prove invaluable to our telecasts.”
Loomis said adding Fay was a “no-brainer” because of his deep knowledge of the USGA and its championships.
Fay was a driving force behind the USGA’s recent move to play the U.S. Open on public golf courses more often, starting with Bethpage Black in 2002. The U.S. Open next year is at Chambers Bay outside Seattle, another public golf course.