Was really shocked to hear this. Although initially I was taken aback by the intensity of his instructional segments early on, I gradually warmed up to his style and enthusiasm, even if it occasionally borderlined on Gilbert Godfrey-type energy on occasion.
I met him at a Philly Golf Expo a few years back, as he was a celebrity guest... his enthusiasm seemed sincere in helping amateur golfers become better players. He spent several hours at the expo giving lessons and talking about the importance of basic swing mechanics, and also pointed out the normal swing flaws of the average player. The energy and enthusiasm he displayed while he was there wasn't lost on me.
According to the article, Breed is looking at a foray into Sirius Satellite radio (similar to that of Hank Haney) and will be splitting his time between the radio telecast and Golf Digest instructional segments, while also hoping to find another network to continue his show in the long run.
It's also being reported that John Feinstein will no longer be a frequent guest/host with the network, which (imo) provides further proof that the network is definitely struggling to find an identity with the younger viewing crowd. Letting go of Breed and Feinstein, imo, doesn't help their cause.... Golf Channel viewership has been on the decline in recent years and it seems obvious that they're going bassackwards in figuring things out.