Jim Nantz says people fired up for Masters, puts Kentucky into historical perspective
CBS’ Jim Nantz joined the show to talk about calling the National Title game and then the Masters on Sunday.
Nantz commented on Tiger Woods winning at Bayhill and what it means for the Masters. “It doesn’t come to anyone’s surprise to anyone who follows golf that he won,” Nantz said. “He’s going to win a lot of golf tournaments.”
Nantz said there’s a lot of excitement around Tiger. And people are interested to see how Rory McIlroy rebound from last season’s meltdown. Nantz also said Phil Mickelson is playing well and could make some noise.
Nantz talked about how he changes his voice for the NCAA Tournament and the Master. Nantz said that he’s not doing that for effect. It’s all about the crowd noise. He has to raise the voice to be heard in the arena, and golf is generally quiet.
Nantz weighed in on Kentucky’s place in history. He thinks that the teams of yesteryear have a big advantage because players stay. And he pointed to some of the great teams of the past and the incredible talent they had.