Nick Faldo has no interest in trading his headset for a headcover.
His Masters playing days, he says, are through.
“I can’t see that,” Faldo, a three-time Masters winner, told the Augusta Chronicle when asked if he could see himself making one final spin around Augusta National.
“I couldn’t let myself go and shoot any number. It’s just not me. … If I keep my nose clean and keep my job at CBS, I’m quite happy to be here and doing that.”
In the future, Faldo believes he could play in the Masters and also call the action for CBS Sports, but only “if I spoke very nicely” to network chairman Sean McManus, according to the report.
Faldo stopped competing at the Masters in 2006, when he was 49, ending a streak of 19 tournaments in a row.
“I’m not in this era; I don’t hit the ball far enough,” he said, according to the report. “I don’t even play and practice 1 percent of what I used to do. I’ve had my day. I’ve had my era.”
Faldo is scheduled to play Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest alongside 14-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan.