Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald joins NBC’s broadcasting team for Cognizant Classic, Arnold Palmer Invitational

In its continued search for a replacement in the broadcast booth, NBC has tabbed Luke Donald for the role of lead analyst for the next two PGA Tour events, the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches and Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Sports Business Journal was first to report the news and a source confirmed to Golfweek soon after that Donald would join the broadcast.

The official announcement came as expected on Sunday.

Donald, the victorious 2023 European Ryder Cup captain who again will lead the team in 2025 at Bethpage Black, is the latest in a line of current golfers or commentators to serve as lead analyst on NBC’s coverage of the PGA Tour, as the network continues to look for a full-time replacement for Paul Azinger.

Kevin Kisner called the season-opening The Sentry in Hawaii and was on the broadcast at the WM Phoenix Open. Brandel Chamblee commentated at The American Express last month, and Paul McGinley and Curt Byrum also have been in the booth. Jim “Bones” Mackay, Justin Thomas’ caddie, is getting a turn this week at the Mexico Open at Vidanta.

SBJ reported Donald is expected to appear Thursday of the Cognizant Classic broadcast on Golf Channel and then join Dan Hicks over the weekend on NBC.

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak contributed to this story.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek