Golf – 1978 – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Highlights Of The Inaugural Tournament At Onion Creek CC

The inaugural Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was held in 1978 at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas….which was a highly anticipated event for not just Austin…..but all of Central Texas…..for within a 100 mile radius of the Capitol of Texas are some 35 golf courses….which equates to lots of golf fans….and when you add to…

Golf – 1983 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interview Gary Player Talking Traveling As A Pro From S Africa

Any time there is a video to post that features a sports legend interviewing a sports legend…..that is when you have what we call around here…..”Sportsphile Nirvana”…..cuz it just doesn’t get any better than this…..for on this video herewith….our viewers are truly blessed to have sportscasting legend Vin Scully…..an icon in Dodger Blue….conducting an introspective…

Golf – 1983 – Skins Game – Back 9 – NBC Bob Goalby Interviews Jack Nicklaus After Winning Last Skin

NBC Sports roving golf reporter Bob Goalby interviews an obviously jubilant Jack Nicklaus after he won the final “skin” at the 1983 Skins Game against Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player…. which guaranteed that Nicklaus would get to return as a competitor in the 1984 Skins Game.  We here at ImaSportsphile have seen and posted our…

Golf – 1983 – Special – Commentary On The Unique Magic Of The Legends Of Golf Tournament For The Fan

The Legends of Golf Tournament is often called “The tournament that launched the Seniors /  Champions Tour“…..which from 1978 until 2012 was known as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament…..when from 1978 to 1985, the tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas.  In addition to providing a showcase for all the golfing greats…

Golf – 1984 – SIs Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Golf – With Host Merlin Olsen

The 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards Show was hosted by NFL sportscaster Merlin Olsen…..as he introduced the candidates for the award from golf…..which included LPGA Patty Sheehan as winner of the Women’s US Open….along with PGA’s Ben Crenshaw, who won the green jacket at the Masters Tournament…..plus, Seve Ballesteros, the winner of the 1984…

Golf – 1978 – Highlights – PGA Championship – 3rd Round – Hole 17 – With Chris Schenkel + Dave Marr

Dave Marr, Jr. (December 27, 1933 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional golfer and  sportscaster….who was best known for winning the 1965 PGA Championship. Marr served as a golf analyst for ABC from 1972 until 1991….and was usually teamed with host Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel (as seen in this video herewith) and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosburg.  He later worked for the BBC in Britain…

Golf – 1984 – ABC Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Year In Tennis + Bowling + Auto Racing + Golf

In this video seen herewith, ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides highlights and commentary on the year 1984 in pro tennis, pro bowling, auto racing and golf….to include John McEnroe winning the US Open in Tennis….plus Mike Durbin winning his 3rd straight PBA Championship…..along with Richard Petty winning his final NASCAR race…..plus, the head’s…

Golf – 1981 – Highlights – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Featuring Winners Gene Littler + Bob Rosburg

Gene Littler (July 21, 1930 – February 15, 2019) was an American professional golfer and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame…..who was known for a solid temperament and nicknamed “Gene the Machine” for his smooth rhythmical swing….as he once said that, “Golf is not a game of great shots. It’s a game of the best misses. The people…

Golf – 1985 – ABC Jack Whitaker Provides Highlights Of The National Amateur Championship

This video features longtime CBS and ABC broadcaster Jack Whitaker….who entered network sports in 1961 at CBS….where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL….and hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties….as he worked for CBS for more than two decades.  Whitaker is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf (as seen in this video herewith)…. and horse racing, where he covered thoroughbred…