Many golfers will be noticing a familiar face is missing from their morning routine.
Charlie Rymer, the former PGA and PGA Tour Champions player who has been a mainstay on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” for the past six years, announced on Sunday morning that he was wrapping up his final MD appearance, and he will have a scaled-back role on Golf Channel in 2019.
“It’s been a wonderful run here, you guys are going to make me cry,” Rymer said at the conclusion of Sunday’s show.
.@GCMorningDrive said goodbye to @CharlieRymerPGA today. He is starting a new chapter but you will see him some @GolfChannel next year. We hope we get great teammates at work and he was loyal and supportive every day. Thanks for EVERYTHING Big Timer. pic.twitter.com/6iXztvWi6d
— Gary Williams (@garywilliamsGC) December 16, 2018
Rymer and his wife, Carol, are relocating from Orlando to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina “to play some golf, fish and focus on charity work for his favorite causes: junior golf and military veterans,” Golfweek.com’s The Forecaddie reported.
Rymer had a decorated amateur career in which he won 1985 U.S. Junior Amateur and was a two-time All-American at Georgia Tech University. As a pro, Rymer won the 1994 Nike South Carolina Classic on the Web.com Tour and recorded a third-place finish at the 1995 Houston Open on the PGA Tour, his best result on the game’s biggest circuit.
After 1000 plus shows, today was my last @gcmorningdrive. It was a heckuva ride. Thanks to @golfchannel for the opportunity. To the amazing cast and crew….much love and appreciation. Best of luck with with life and work.
Please stand by for details on what’s next for me.
— Charlie Rymer (@CharlieRymerPGA) December 16, 2018
Rymer first appeared on Golf Channel 11 years ago following a stint at ESPN.
“When we started I said, this is not going to last,” Rymer’s co-host, Gary Williams, said on Sunday. “but I knew one thing: when the light went on, ‘The Big Timer’ brought it.”