CBS’ veteran announcer Jim Nantz, in a radio appearance on WFAN in New York City, took Tiger Woods to task for the bad language he continued to use while playing the Masters golf tournament, Golf Fanhouse reports.
Nantz said he’d be "fired" if he used the expletives Tiger uses. Nantz said he was particularly disappointed in Woods since the golfer had publicly said he’d restrain himself from such remarks moving forward.
Said Nantz, according to the article, "Guess what? Phil Mickelson had a camera in his face all weekend. Did you ever hear him come close to approaching that? He didn’t hit every shot exactly the way he wanted. Have you ever heard Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus use that kind of language?"
Furthermore, Nantz said, "I can’t say anything I want when I’m on a live broadcast. Tiger’s not the only guy who’s got a camera in his face all day long. But he is the only one in the field who said he wasn’t going to do that any more."
Nantz continued, "Moreover, how about the father and son who are standing right there by the tee? How about the hundreds of people who are around that tee who hear that? How about the hundreds of letters I’ve gotten through the years from people who have been outraged at the language they’ve heard there and have written me and said, ‘Why don’t you guys ever say something about that?’ "