British OpenJuly 14, 2016

Yanni's "In Celebration of Man" is back -- and it's as glorious as ever

'In Celebration of Man' is kind of like a statue. And it stands for golf.

Yanni's description of his famed golf theme rings as true as ever on Thursday. After disappearing after the 2014 U.S. Open, it has returned for NBC/Golf Channel's coverage of this year's Open Championship. And it's as glorious as ever.

Here's how the broadcast started. Prepare to get chills:

As Dan Hicks notes, "In Celebration of Man" has been given a Scottish flair. But other than the addition of the bagpipes opening and a bit of the instrument added into a couple of other spots, ICOM remains pretty much unchanged. And that's a good thing. After all, how do you alter perfection? This is tantamount to adding a few brush strokes to a Picasso.

Also a good thing? It's nice to hear bagpipes playing something other than "Scotland the Brave" and "Amazing Grace."

Enjoy the Open, everyone. And enjoy this triumphant theme.

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