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03.29.2012

CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR FEATURES “JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1987 MASTERS®” ON SUNDAY, APRIL 8

          CBS Sports will broadcast a CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR special JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1987 MASTERS® on Sunday, April 8 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.   Jim Nantz, this year covering his 27th Masters for CBS Sports, and 25th as host, revisits one of the most memorable and improbable finishes in Masters history when Augusta native Larry Mize chipped in for birdie from 140 feet away on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff against the world’s two best players, Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros, in 1987. 

         “I will remember it as one of the most unexpected, thrilling finishes in major championship history,” said Nantz.  “I am so excited to go back and visit that special tournament on the 25-year anniversary.  As the viewers will see, Larry Mize is still emotional all these years later talking about winning the Masters in his hometown.”

        The one-hour special includes a conversation with Mize as he joins Nantz on the 25th anniversary of his victory and looks back at all the drama and theatrics that led up to the “the shot heard ‘round the golf world” on that memorable Sunday afternoon in April 1987.

        JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: THE 1987 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 on the 1987 Masters is Nantz’s seventh 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; and 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.

 

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Contacts:

Robin Brendle, CBS Sports                              212/975-1533                          rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli, CBS Sports                            212/975-7466                          gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Melissa Miller, Jim Nantz Productions               203/895-7027                          NantzCBS@aol.com

Press:

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com