One of the biggest names in sports broadcasting is headed to PGA Tour Live.
Trey Wingo, a longtime fixture at ESPN, will call the action from the first two rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, January 28 and 29.
The 57-year-old TV veteran left ESPN at the end of 2020 after a 23-year-run, most recently as co-host of the sports talk radio show “Golic and Wingo.” For many years he hosted NFL Live and also anchored some of the network’s most high-profile events, including the NFL Draft and Wimbledon.
ESPN anchor Trey Wingo attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
PGA Tour Live won’t be Wingo’s first foray into golf. For seven years he hosted ESPN’s coverage of two majors.
“I’m excited. I love the game and loved covering the U.S. Open and the Open Championship for years,” Wingo told Golfweek in confirming the news Friday morning. “I’m thrilled to be covering golf again.”
Wingo will call featured groups from the first two rounds at Torrey Pines alongside PGA Tour veteran Billy Kratzert.
The self-confessed golf nut plays at every opportunity near his Connecticut home and sports a 7.6 index.
“I love the game but the game doesn’t love me back,” he said with a laugh.
Since leaving ESPN, Wingo has also launched a hit sports podcast, Half-Forgotten History, the second season of which drops next week.