Jim Nantz remembers: CBS Sports will broadcast a CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR special JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1977 MASTERS® on Sunday, April 11 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Jim Nantz, this year covering his 25th Masters for CBS Sports, and 23rd as host, revisits one of the most memorable Masters in its storied history. In a classic showdown between two of golf’s greatest players and gentlemen, young Tom Watson held off the veteran Jack Nicklaus – already a five-time Masters champion at that point – for the first of his two green jackets.
“Tom Watson’s magical performance last summer at Turnberry has rekindled appreciation and interest in his legendary career,” said Nantz. “This year’s Masters will be Tom’s first appearance in a major since his near-epic victory last summer at the Open Championship. His 1977 Masters triumph was a riveting final round showdown with Jack Nicklaus. Golf fans are going to love re-visiting the drama of that day.”
For the first time since its initial airing viewers will get to re-live the tension-filled final round as it unfolded 33 years ago. This one-hour special includes a conversation with 60-year-old Tom Watson, who discusses his great career at Augusta, and reflects on his heartbreaking loss last summer at Turnberry in the Open Championship, where he turned back the clock and nearly became the oldest player to win a major.
JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1977 MASTERS is produced and directed by Chris Svendsen. The Executive Producer is Jim Nantz.