Jim Nantz has been anchoring the Masters coverage for CBS since 1989. He certainly has a solid command of his vocabulary and descriptions of the game.
He’s also, very obviously, aware of the startup LIV Golf league funded by the Saudi government. It appears he’s equally aware of the struggles LIV has found in trying to secure a television broadcast deal — let alone draw in viewers.
LIV Golf is currently airing tournaments on The CW. So when LIV star and Masters leader Brooks Koepka landed one of his shots on the crosswalk at August National on Sunday, Nantz wasn’t able to help but give a seemingly very silly wink towards the whole saga.
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“And there he his, right on the CW…….the crosswalk”
Jim Nantz with a little troll of Koepka at #theMasters ?
(LIV buys time from the CW network so they can be on linear Tv) pic.twitter.com/tLjFKbtq02
— Chris Chaten (@ChrisChaten) April 9, 2023
And golf fans had a field day with Nantz’s comment.
Jim Nantz dropping a little CW reference on Koepka as his ball ended up in the cross walk.
— Scott Korzenowski (@Skorzo60) April 9, 2023
Hey everyone, Jim Nantz was just advertising a network that CBS has a 12.5% stake in. In no way was that a LIV/CW joke. Just being a good company man.
— From The Drop Zone – Brian VanDongen (@fromthedropzone) April 9, 2023
Jim Nantz, getting frisky on Sunday morning.
Brooks is “on The CW … the Cross Walk.” #TheMasters
— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffin) April 9, 2023
A nice, subtle dig at the CW by the great Jim Nantz. #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/QUK43KuOhX
— ja-son (@jasleeack) April 9, 2023
Jim Nantz: “there Brooks is on the CW… the crosswalk”
— Renny Vandewege (@RennyV) April 9, 2023
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