CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz in PGA of America’s Hall of Fame class

by Joanne Miller

CBS Sports sportscaster Jim Nantz has been named as part of the PGA of America’s 2023 Hall of Fame class. Alongside Nantz, Robert Dolan, Don Wegrzyn, Herb Wimberly, Suzy Whaley, and Kathy Whitworth (posthumous) will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 8 in Frisco, Texas.

Nantz, who will be inducted in the ambassador category, is no stranger to the world of sports broadcasting. He is a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be inducted into both the Pro Football and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, Nantz has won three Emmy Awards and been named National Sportscaster of the Year five times since joining CBS in 1985.

The PGA of America’s recognition of Nantz highlights his significant contributions to the game of golf and his inspirational impact on countless individuals. As the PGA of America President John Lindert expressed, “It is an incredible honor for the PGA of America to recognize and celebrate our six inductees who have made a real impact on the game of golf and the countless individuals they’ve inspired along the way.”

Nantz’s induction into the Hall of Fame is a testament to his dedication, talent, and passion for sports broadcasting. Not only has he excelled in his profession, but he has also become a beloved figure for his knowledgeable and charismatic commentary. His ability to convey the excitement and beauty of the game of golf has captivated audiences around the world, and his contribution to promoting and enhancing the sport cannot be overstated.

Through his role as a sportscaster, Nantz has not only supported the game of golf, but he has also raised its profile and inspired a new generation of players and enthusiasts. Whether through his on-air presence or his continuous support of the PGA of America, Nantz has left an indelible mark on the sport he loves.

As the PGA of America prepares to honor Nantz and the other inductees, it is a reminder of the lasting impact individuals can have on a game and its community. Their contributions extend beyond their personal achievements and reverberate within the sport for years to come. The Hall of Fame serves as a reminder of the dedication, talent, and passion required to leave a lasting legacy in the world of golf.

In November, as Nantz and the other inductees take their rightful place in the PGA of America’s Hall of Fame, it will be a moment of celebration and recognition for their outstanding accomplishments. Their contributions to the game of golf will be forever remembered and celebrated, leaving an enduring legacy for future generations to admire and follow.

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