NBC Sports analyst Mark Rolfing, who underwent surgery last month to remove a malignant growth from his left cheek, will not be part of Golf Channel and NBC’s broadcast team for the FedEx Cup playoffs and Presidents Cup.
Rolfing, who was diagnosed with a rare form of salivary gland cancer, is currently in the second phase of treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“Debi and I would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and well wishes, which have been incredibly valuable,” Rolfing said in a statement. “My doctors and I are confident that by the end of the next phase of treatment, this cancer will be cured.”
Rolfing has been a part of the NBC Sports broadcast team since 1997. He intends to return to work at the PGA Tour’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in early January.