The golf analyst has one of the key roles of any broadcast. There's nothing he can't talk about when telling the audience what is happening in a particular tournament.
A good analyst will tell you what's going through a competitor's mind as he prepares for a shot, analyze the stance and swing, provide insight into the golfer's strengths, weaknesses and personality, and also provide quick lessons for the amateur golfer watching the broadcast.
It's not easy and it can't be forced. Tiger Woods may be the best golfer in the world when he's on his game, but if he does not like talking for four hours or longer and talking about his potential competitors, he won't do a good job on the air.
The golf audience wants an analyst with a solid track record. He doesn't have to be a future Hall of Famer, but he has to have been to the winner's circle a few times in his career.
The analyst has to enjoy language and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Here's a look at six current golfers who will make great television analysts.