"These jobs are a gift we've been given. I find the best broadcasters don't take that for granted." - Jim Nantz
Jeff Newton/SI
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Nick Faldo & Jim Nantz
Age: 54 and 52
Job: Lead analyst and anchor for CBS Sports' golf coverage

\nNANTZ ON FALDO:
\nNick's job is to describe the situation the player faces, to morph into that player. He does it so well. You can't coach chemistry. You either have it or you don't. The first time we introduced Nick on the air, it came off with such ease. The chemistry has been there from the start. These jobs are a gift we've been given. I find the best broadcasters don't take that for granted. Nick understands that.

\nFALDO ON NANTZ:
\nJim has stories and nuggets and stats, and he knows when to deliver them. That's a skill and a gift. Most important, we communicate well. I now answer his points before he asks, before he says, 'What do you think of this?' Every week in the tower, it's come and meet Jim's friends, standing-room only. Amazing! We do 16 events, and every one is in his hometown. I work with [Golf Channel's] Kelly Tilghman and Jim, but I won't tell you who uses more hair spray".

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