NEW YORK, NY – Tiger Woods has won over everyone yet and has received some harsh criticism from a popular sports announcer!
Jim Nantz is CBS’ lead golf announcer and you probably heard him this past weekend if you watched any of the Masters. Nantz is known for being a calm and collected personality with a much restrained voice during his telecasts. Well he could not bite his tongue when it came to Woods and was less than pleased with his antics, calling them “disappointing.”
“If I said what he said on air, I would be fired,” Nantz told Mike Francesca on New York’s WFAN on Monday. “I read in the USA Today and it was called ‘mild language.’ Someone on my broadcast dismissed it as him having a camera in his face. Well, guess what? Phil Mickelson had a camera in his face all week and did you ever hear him come close to approaching that? He didn’t hit every shot the way he wanted. Have you ever heard Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus use that kind of language? What are the parameters between what’s right or wrong?”
To clarify what Nantz is referring to, Tiger used some less than appropriate language after one of his tee shots. When the shot didn’t go as planned for Tiger, he could he heard screaming, “Tiger Woods, you suck,” followed by “God d****t.” Tiger Woods had promised to clean up his on course behavior ranging from club smashing to foul language. Although not as extreme as some of his past tirades, it certainly bothered some, including Nantz.
Nantz continued: “People can say, ‘Oh, but that’s Tiger, that’s his competitive fire.” Everybody on the leader-board, you don’t think they want a victory as much as he does?”
Perhaps Nantz is being too critical or perhaps Woods was out of line. Whatever your opinion may be, the fact remains that Woods will be under an incredible microscope for the foreseeable future.

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5 thoughts on “JIM NANTZ VS TIGER WOODS”

  1. JIM Nantz is totally unsuited to his job – he is supposed to be a golf expert – instead he talks when he should be quiet and when he talks he comes across as a moralist. Supposedly he has been around athletes and is suddenly offended by some verbage that is not uncommon in the sports world. Why didn't he have the microphones on the face of the white athletes. His problem is one larger than an expletive. Faldo is totally professional, knows his sport and is a pleasure to listen to – get rid of Nantz he is an sad imitation of a commentator and CBS can do better.

  2. I completely agree with Ann Golfer. Nantz is a terrible announcer of golf tournaments. He is also an obvious hypocrite, and I think a racist on top of that. He has never been able to hide his dislike of Tiger Woods. That is NOT how a professional operates. Even with Tiger's recent transgressions, he's a far better person than Jim Nantz will ever be. If Jim's tender ears have trouble with the things that Tiger says, then I have to believe he has never been on the grounds during a professional golf tournament. CBS should fire him over his recent comments.

  3. Jim Nantz is the most self-centered, egotistical, demeaning, and worthless sports announcer of the ages. He is constantly talking when he should shutup, his remarks are so stupid showing lack knowledge of golf. CBS should have learned from the fiasco Nantz made of the Tokyo Olympics but for whatever reason they keep him on. Nantz brings a mentality, presentation and professionalism he is announcing at the high school level.
    Wakeup CBS, I am wearing out my mute button evertime Nantz speaks and he does talk alot. And there's is nothing cute about his biased, prejudicial remarks about Tiger Woods. Jim Nantz has the personality of a rock, puts on an air of righteousness but has a girlfriend with a pending nasty divorce.
    I haven't seen such a pitiful person since Tammy Faye Baker…

  4. Jim Nantz is a golf race hating person to bad cbs keeps him on , thanks for a mute button i love to watch golf but
    Am rethinking watching as nantz makesmy stomach turn.


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