CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR FEATURES “JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: MARK O’MEARA AT THE MASTERS” ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14
CBS Sports broadcasts a CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR special JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: MARK O’MEARA AT THE MASTERS on Sunday, April 14 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. The 1998 Masters has gone down as one of the most exciting finishes in the storied history of Augusta National. Six world class players were in the hunt on Sunday of the final round, including 58-year-old Jack Nicklaus, who was making a remarkable charge in search of his seventh Green Jacket. 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples, 1994 PGA Champion Paul Azinger, future Masters Champion Phil Mickelson, and future major winners David Duval and Jim Furyk all were in position on that final day. But it was 41-year-old Mark O’Meara - a 14-time winner on the PGA TOUR, but never close before in a major - who would make history. Coming to the final four holes three strokes down, he birdied the 15th, 17th and 18th holes – becoming the first player since Arnold Palmer in 1960 to birdie the final two holes to win the Masters. That summer he would claim the Claret Jug as the Open Champion to complete his magical year.
To document O’Meara’s journey from a Southern California junior champion to a two-time major winner, Jim Nantz sat down with him at the site of his “second home” - Pebble Beach, where he was a five- time champion on Tour. O’Meara talks about his Hall of Fame career, his family, and his relationship with Tiger Woods. O’Meara officially said goodbye to competing at the Masters last year, but will continue to be welcomed to the Champions Dinner each April.
About Jim Nantz Productions:
Jim Nantz Productions was established in 2005. Chris Svendsen serves as producer of the Emmy Award-nominated series, now in its 14th year. In 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; in 2013 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: BEN CRENSHAW AT THE MASTERS looked back at one of the Masters great champions, Ben Crenshaw; in 2014 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: NICK FALDO AT THE MASTERS relived the 25th anniversary of Faldo’s first Masters win; in 2015 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: RAYMOND FLOYD AT THE MASTERS highlighted how Floyd’s 1976 Masters win established him as one of the greatest golfers of his generation; in 2016 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: JACK NICKLAUS AT THE MASTERS looked back at Nicklaus’s legendary career at the Masters. In 2017 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: ARNOLD PALMER – HIS LAST VISIT TO THE MASTERS celebrated the legendary career of Arnold Palmer at the Masters, and in 2018 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: FRED COUPLES AT THE MASTERS looked back on Couple’s childhood and visited with college friends and teammates, as well as the Green Jacket ceremony in 1992 that Nantz and Couples will never forget.
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