Norman says he's been offered job as lead analyst for Fox SportsPITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 29: Greg Norman of Australia acknowledges the crowd after finishing his round on the 18th hole during the second round of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club on June 29, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)August 13, 2013
By PGATOUR.COM wire services
Johnny Miller has one more year to call the U.S. Open before the USGA starts its new 12-year television contract with Fox Sports.
Golf Digest says the man replacing him could be another two-time major champion -- Greg Norman.
Norman told the magazine's website that he already has been offered the lead analyst job when Fox broadcasts the U.S. Open in 2015 at Chambers Bay. The Shark said in an email to golfdigest.com that David Hill, senior vice president for News Corp., "has reached out to me, we have spoken and yes, they have offered me the job."
He said he looked forward to having discussions with Hill, whom he described as a good friend. Hill ran Fox Sports Media Group before managing "American Idol" and "X Factor."
Norman and Fox were involved in an attempt 20 years ago to start a world tour. The PGA TOUR fought it and rallied players to its side, and the World Golf Championships series began about five years later.
If he gets the job, viewers might not be spared stories about a 63 in a major. Norman did it twice. Just never in a final round. Not in the U.S. Open. And not at Oakmont.