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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Five-year-old Frankie Fleetwood hilariously calls dad’s tee shot, has golf’s best broadcasters shaking in their spikes

January 03, 2023

We said goodbye to some golf broadcasting legends in 2022. Nick Faldo hung up the headset. Roger Maltbie and Gary Koch were handed their walking papers. Slowly but surely the old guard made way for fresh new faces and bright young voices, such as Smylie Kaufman and … Franklin Fleetwood?

That’s Tommy Fleetwood’s son Frankie you hear on the mic, calling his dad’s tee shot with preternatural poise for, you know, A FIVE-YEAR-OLD. In fact, Frankie sounds like such a pro already, that he had the actual pros scrambling to update their resumes.

Heartwarming stuff across the board. Now we just gotta get Frankie booth-ready in time for The Open this summer. That voice plus the windswept links of Royal Liverpool is a match made in golf heaven.