CBS Sports to Present JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: NICK FALDO AT THE MASTERS, 4/13
CBS Sports broadcasts a CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR special JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: NICK FALDO AT THE MASTERS® on Sunday, April 13 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Jim Nantz, this year covering his 29th Masters for CBS Sports, and 27th as host, looks back at the career of one of the tournament's most dynamic champions and CBS Sports colleague, Sir Nick Faldo, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Faldo winning his first green jacket.
In a tournament that featured wind, rain and the gloom of night, it was Faldo who solidified his reputation as one of golf's premier major championship performers when he rolled in a birdie putt in the Masters' fourth-ever sudden-death playoff in 1989. The one-hour special takes a look back at that memorable tournament, as well as Faldo's victory the following year, again in a sudden-death playoff to become only the second champion in Masters history to win back-to-back championships. It also revisits his improbable third win in 1996 over the snake-bitten runner-up, Greg Norman.
Along with looking back 25 years at his memorable moments and glorious triumphs at Augusta, the special also includes a side rarely seen of Sir Nick as he, along with Nantz, goes back to his roots in England which includes an afternoon with his Mum and a visit to the house where he was born and raised.
"We focused our story this year on my broadcast partner, Sir Nick Faldo," said Nantz. "We flew to Welwyn Garden City in England and visited his original home, the school he attended, and the golf course where he grew up. It was a real privilege to visit those places and better understand how he made a name for himself. His journey to the top of the WORLD of golf has never been documented like this. Fans will have a whole new respect for Faldo the man, and Faldo the champion golfer."
JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: NICK FALDO AT THE MASTERS is produced and directed by Chris Svendsen. The Executive Producer is Jim Nantz.
About Jim Nantz Productions:
Jim Nantz Productions was established in 2005. This year's retrospective of Nick Faldo at the Masters is Nantz's ninth production of the Emmy Award-nominated series. On Masters Sunday, April 9, 2006, JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA re-aired the 1986 Masters that featured Jack Nicklaus's epic victory. In 2007, JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1960 MASTERS featured Arnold Palmer's historic win which was, for the first time, re-broadcast and colorized. THE 1960 MASTERS special was nominated for a 2007 Sports Emmy Award for the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. In 2008, JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1978 MASTERS featured Gary Player's improbable win; in 2009, JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: SEVE AT THE MASTERS looked back on one of the game's and the Masters' greatest players, Seve Ballesteros; in 2010 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1977 MASTERS told the story of the classic showdown between Tom Watson holding off Jack Nicklaus for the victory; in 2011 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1975 MASTERS looked back at what is considered by many to be the most dramatic final round in Masters history as Jack Nicklaus fended off Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller; in 2012 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1987 MASTERS revisited one of the most memorable and improbable finishes in Masters history when Augusta-native Larry Mize chipped in for birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win, and in 2013 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: BEN CRENSHAW AT THE MASTERS looked back at one of the Masters great champions, Ben Crenshaw.