News first reported last week became official Wednesday, as Fox named two-time British Open winner Greg Norman and long-time broadcaster Joe Buck to anchor their coverage of the U.S. Open beginning in 2015.
Fox also announced that Norman and Buck will anchor coverage for the other three "major" USGA events starting next year, meaning that the pair will be in the 18th tower for the U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club, the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., and the U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields outside Chicago.
"We're really excited to pair Joe Buck, one of the game's most talented voices in sports television and himself a pretty good golfer, with Greg Norman, one of the game's best professionals ever," said Eric Shanks, president, COO and executive producer of Fox Sports, as part of a media release.
Buck has been in the booth for multiple Super Bowls and World Series for Fox, and while he has yet to cover a golf tournament he does reportedly boast a 3 handicap. Norman, who reigned as the top-ranked player in golf for a total of 331 weeks, finished second at the U.S. Open in 1984 and 1995 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.
The 2015 U.S. Open will be held June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.