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Tiger Woods' emotional interview with Jim Nantz was the highlight of this Masters Sunday

April 13, 2020

Considering there was no live golf, that was still a pretty darn good Masters Sunday. A day after Phil Mickelson joined CBS' Jim Nantz to add commentary during the replay of his 2004 Masters win, Tiger Woods did the same for his epic 2019 victory. And the result was spectacular.

As Nantz told Golf Digest's Guy Yocom earlier this week, "Having Phil and Tiger talk about their wins as they watch the old broadcasts is pure gold for the viewers.” He was right. By Sunday evening, the legendary broadcaster—and yes, Golf Digest columnist—was trending on Twitter along with Woods, who provided insightful analysis throughout the Masters Rewind. Tiger talking to Nantz about everything happening on No. 12 when he made par while playing partner Francesco Molinari found Rae's Creek for a stunning double bogey to lose control of the tournament was particularly good TV. But it wound up having nothing on their final segment recorded from their respective homes.

When Woods returned to walk viewers through the final moments of his 15th major victory, he had slipped on his green jacket and let down his guard like we rarely see. First, he discussed the immediate aftermath of the win and heaped praise on caddie and buddy Joe LaCava. Unfortunately, there's not video of that, but here's a five-minute video of Tiger talking about embracing his kids and his mom. Just a heads up, you might need a tissue:

So good. You're right, Jim. Not a dry eye in the house.

For more perspective on Tiger's historic win, including the ongoing battle for the green jacket in his own house, check out the interview GOLFTV's Henni Zuel did with Woods earlier in the week:

And Henni's talk with the members of Tiger's inner circle: