This week marks Jim Nantz's 25-year anniversary on the air at CBS. The five-time National Sportscaster of the Year listed his 25 favorite moments on cbssports.com. A few of them, understandably, took place in Augusta.
Nantz's No. 1 moment was the 1992 Masters, in which Fred Couples, Nantz's close friend and former college roommate, won by two shots over Raymond Floyd. Here, Nantz awarded Freddy the green jacket. No. 2 on Nantz's list was Jack Nicklaus's stunning win at Augusta in 1986. Here Nantz and Jack looked back at Nicklaus's birdie on the 16th hole in the final round. Checking in at No. 6 is the 1997 Masters, where a 21-year-old Tiger Woods decimated the field by 12 strokes. Nantz's call of Tiger's final putt, "There it is, a win for the ages," remains one of the most famous in golf history. For more on Nantz, read Alan Bastable's interview with the broadcaster, which appeared in the April 2010 issue of GOLF Magazine, and see Nantz's complete top 25 on cbsports.com.