Jim Nantz describes why calling Tiger's Masters win brought a tear to his eye

Although he wasn't crying, Nantz says the moment of Woods hugging his son and daughter who were there at No. 18 did bring a tear his eye

Tom Ackerman
May 16, 2019 - 3:49 pm
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (RADIO.COM) - The voice of CBS Sports, Jim Nantz says he has no notes when he calls golf. That's unlike basketball or football where there's stacks of papers with player information on them. He says that's because in golf, he wants to make his calls directly from his heart and his mind and "feel it."

There are few broadcast calls which gave him the emotions that Tiger Woods' win at the 2019 Masters Tournament did. He explained how he didn't know exactly what to say when Woods sank the final putt on No. 18, but Nantz knew one word he wanted to use – "glory."

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“I knew I wanted the word glory because I was looking at a man who had a new life, had won his family and an Taligent of fans and a remade man that it appeared to me that had found glory in his life. Which is far more meaningful than just winning a golf tournament.”

Here’s how the call of “The return to glory” sounded: 

Although he wasn't crying, Nantz says the moment of Woods hugging his son and daughter who were there at No. 18 did bring a tear his eye because of "the intensity of a father with his children.” 

You can watch more of the interview Nantz did with our Tom Ackerman at Bethpage Black, the site of the 101st PGA Championship, below: 

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