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April 29, 2018


CBS Sports broadcasts a CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR special JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: FRED COUPLES AT THE MASTERS on Sunday, April 8 (1:00-2:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Fred Couples arrived at Augusta National for the 1992 Masters as not only one of the most popular players in the game, but also as the number one ranked golfer in the world. That year the Seattle, Wash. native held off Raymond Floyd to capture his first major championship. What ensued in historic Butler Cabin was a script right out of Hollywood. At the University of Houston Couples shared a dorm suite with fellow golfer Jim Nantz. For the green jacket ceremony in 1992 the two former roommates were brought together for a coronation that they had each dreamed about and neither will soon forget.


To appreciate Couples’ journey from Jefferson Park, a public golf course in the shadows of downtown Seattle, to his ascension to the top of the world of golf, JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA traveled back to the Great Northwest to visit with five of Fred’s childhood friends for their insight into the making of a champion. To complete the story, Nantz also reunited with his Houston Cougars teammates to reminisce about the “laid back” roommate with the sweet golf swing. 


Although Couples has continued to compete and contend at Augusta each spring, the 1992 Masters remains the pinnacle of his popular Hall of Fame career.


About Jim Nantz Productions:

Jim Nantz Productions was established in 2005. Marking the 13th year of the Emmy Award-nominated series, this year’s retrospective looks back at one of the game’s all-time most popular players, Fred Couples, and his Masters win in 1992 with JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: FRED COUPLES AT THE MASTERS. Chris Svendsen serves as producer. 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, and in 2017 JIM NANTZ REMEMBERS AUGUSTA: ARNOLD PALMER – HIS LAST VISIT TO THE MASTERS celebrated the legendary career of Arnold Palmer at the Masters.

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Robin Brendle, CBS Sports 212/975-1533

Jerry Caraccioli, CBS Sports 212/975-7466

Melissa Miller, Jim Nantz Productions


Jerry Caraccioli

Robin Brendle