30-year PGA Tour veteran and 12-time tour winner Paul Azinger is the lead analyst for FOX Sports’ coverage of the USGA.
ON THE COURSE
Azinger is a 30-year PGA Tour veteran and a 12-time winner on the tour, highlighted by his triumph at the 1993 PGA Championship at Inverness Club. He joined the tour in 1981 and hit his prime later in the decade. Azinger earned PGA Tour Player of the Year honors in 1987 and spent nearly 300 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1988 and 1994. He also represented the United States on five Ryder Cup teams, participating four times as a player and serving as captain of the victorious 2008 squad.
ON THE MIC
In 2005, Azinger began his broadcasting career as an analyst for ABC’s PGA Tour coverage. By 2006, he was one of the most well-respected voices in the industry. Azinger remained at ESPN through 2015, where he gained major championship broadcast experience handling U.S. Open, Masters Tournament and British Open coverage.
Since joining FOX Sports, Azinger has covered a number of USGA championships, including the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Amateur Championships. In 2018, Azinger travelled to Birmingham, Ala. for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open and will be in the 18th Tower alongside Joe Buck for his fourth U.S. Open Championship on FOX.
Born in Holyoke, Mass., Azinger began golfing at age five and earned a scholarship to Florida State University. Azinger currently resides in Bradenton, Fla., with his wife, Toni, and two daughters. In his free time, Azinger enjoys poker, fishing and foosball.