BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz, who has been with the network since 1985 and voiced play-by-play for The NFL ON CBS since 2004, spoke to us this weekend at the AT & T National Golf Tournament.
VIEW: Jim Nantz' Bio
Nantz talked to WUSA 9's Mike Hydeck. You can see the full 10 minute long interview above.
Hydeck asked Nantz if he'd ever seen a tournament like the AT & T National that has brought in millions of dollars a year but members are seriously discussing getting rid of it.
Nantz replied, "No, there really aren't any other examples I can come up with but Congressional has such a rich history and, you know, it's a balancing act. How much do you want to try to extend that history, create more history? At the same time, do you want to give up your golf course in the middle of your prime season? So I can understand that.
I look at it as a real blessing that with the tour that we get to come back here every year and this is one of the real old, classical courses we have, it's one of the finest courses in the world and I give it serious consideration as one of the greatest gifts we have on the PGA tour."
Tiger Woods went pro around the age of 21. At the AT & T National on Friday, 19-year-old Jordan Spieth extended his streak to 29 holes without a bogey. Nantz said he thought Spieth wasn't getting enough attention for his accomplishments.
"Nineteen years old, he's ahead as a professional, he's ahead of the incredible pace that was set by Tiger. And if he wins this thing tomorrow, we're talking the youngest winner on the PGA tour since 1931," said Nantz on Saturday.
As for the future of Spieth, Nantz said, "Jordan Spieth is going to be one of the great players that we have from our country and around the world. I'm excited about it."