The MastersApril 12, 2015

7 possible Jim Nantz calls* if Jordan Spieth wins the Masters (*Not all of them are good)

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Two important things happen at the conclusion of the final round at every Masters:  1) a golfer wins a green jacket, and 2) Jim Nantz attempts to make a defining call on CBS.

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There was "Vijay means victory!" when Singh won in 2000, and "As grand as it gets!" when Tiger Woods completed the Tiger Slam in 2001. And of course, "Is it his time? Yes! -- At long last!" when Phil Mickelson won his first major in 2004. It recalls this fake, but classic video of Nantz trying to come up with lines whil driving in his car:

The good news for Jim is he's had extra time this week to start figuring out what he's going to say with Jordan Spieth being in command since an opening 64. Assuming Spieth hangs on to win his first Masters -- and assuming Nantz won't go with "at long last" for a 21-year-old -- here are seven phrases we could see the announcer trying. Let's start by addressing a couple Michael Jordan-related options:

There's "Heir Jordan!"

And "The Jordan Rules!"

Nantz could also word play off Jordan's last name:

"Spieth has teeth!"

Or "What a speech by Spieth!"

Hmm. Maybe not. . .

Then there's the whole Texas-Ben Crenshaw angle:

"A Longhorn connection!"

"Gentle Jordan will wear the green jacket!"

And of course, Nantz could just play up Spieth's age:

"A young MASTER!"

Yep, our money's on that one.


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