Why Tiger Woods' Masters Win Brought a Tear to Jim Nantz's Eye

May 16, 2019 - 4:51 pm

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Jim Nantz, the voice of CBS Sports, says he uses no notes when he calls golf. That's unlike basketball or football, where he has stacks of paper with player information. He says that's because in golf, he wants to make his calls directly from his heart and his mind and "feel it."

Few broadcast calls gave him the emotions that Tiger Woods' win at the 2019 Masters did. Nantz explained how he didn't know exactly what to say when Woods sank the final putt on No. 18 except for one word he wanted to use: "glory."

“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 legion of fans, a remade man that it appeared to me that had found glory in his life," Nantz said Wednesday at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. "Which is far more meaningful than just winning a golf tournament.”

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

Nantz said the moment of Woods hugging his son and daughter behind the green at No. 18 brought a tear his eye because of "the intensity of love between a father and his children.”

By Sam Masterson