1) he's a Brit, almost anything he says is going to come off a little pompous even if it's not.
2) he has a certain element of goofy bozo to him that's pretty charming once you pick up on it.
3) he says some pretty hilarious things if you pay close attention and can see past the first point.
A few thoughts on this:
1./ Not all English accents are pompous. Faldo is solidly middle class and from the Home Counties (south-east of England). He still has a slight estuary-English type inflection, but, as a commentator, seems to have been working on his received pronunciation, most likely for comic Limey effect, as he broadcasts to a US audience. Funnily enough, his natural accent is probably remarkably akin to Ian Poulter's (their respective home towns are fewer than 15 miles apart).
As I said, don't think "Brit accent" and think "pompous." I'm a Brit, grew up in a fairly middle class home, and I still sound like Ringo Starr after a few ales...
2 & 3./ he has a certain element of goofy bozo to him that's pretty charming once you pick up on it; he says some pretty hilarious things if you pay close attention and can see past the first point.
I loved Faldo the golfer. Faldo the commentator entertains me, to an extent...but the "goofy bozo" stuff? All of it completely ripped off from Peter Alliss, only Peter Alliss had far more charm and insight, and was, to be fair, a much better broadcaster. It's somewhat ironic and maybe a bit cynical, too, given that Alliss and Faldo had their fair share of ups and downs during Faldo's playing career.