Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Jack Whitaker Sums Up U S Open As A Reversal To The Norm

Jack Whitaker 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…..where he is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf and horse racing…..as he covered thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown Events….golf’s four major championships….the very first Super Bowl….championship boxing title fights….the National Professional Soccer League in…

 Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Al Trautwig Interviews Of Ray Floyd + Greg Norman

Ray Floyd is an American retired golfer…..who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour (the Champions Tour)….which includes four majors and three senior majors. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. After leaving college, Floyd turned professional in 1961….while quickly establishing himself on the PGA Tour…..with his first victory coming two years later at the…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Al Trautwig Interview With Bernhard Langer On Fathers Day

Bernhard Langer is a German professional golfer….who is a two-time Masters champion….and was one of the world’s leading golfers throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In 1986, Langer became the sport’s first official # 1 ranked player following the creation of the OWGR. Langer is one of five golfers who have won professional golf events on all six continents where golf is played…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Al Trautwig Interviews Lennie Clements On Fathers Day

Lennie Clements is an American professional golfer….who played college golf at San Diego State University….where he was a three-time All-American…..and was inducted into the San Diego State Aztec Hall of Fame in 1999. Clements turned professional in 1980…..and played on the PGA Tour from 1981 to 1998.  His best finish was a T-2 at the 1994 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic…..while his best finish…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – ABC Sports Special – Al Trautwig Interview With Scott Simpson On Fathers Day

Scott Simpson is an American professional golfer…..who played college golf at the University of Southern California….where he was two-time medalist at the NCAA Championship in 1976 and 1977…..while turning professional in 1977….and began playing on the PGA Tour in 1979….and won seven PGA Tour events between 1980 and 1998….with the highlight of Simpson’s career being the 1987 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco….which was his…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – NBC Vin Scully Interviews Jack Nicklaus About Going From Villian To Hero

Of all the many interviews of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus that we have posted here at ImaSportsphile, this may be our very favorite….cuz The Golden Bear (Jack Nicklaus) was in the process of dethroning The King (Arnold Palmer) from the moment he came on the PGA Tour…..and a large portion of the golf world at the time, weren’t ready to accept…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – Highlights Of Front 9 – With Fuzzy Zoeller + Lee Trevino + Arnold Palmer Have Skins

The front nine of NBC Sports 1985 Skins Game of golf provided highlights well worth the price of admission to see this video…..cuz they feature some spectacular shots like when Supermex  almost holed his second shot at the par 4 third hole….while being within 2 inches of the cup for a basically gimme birdie…..only to have…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interview Of Tom Watson On When He Knew He Belonged With Big 3 Of Nicklaus + Palmer + Player

Legendary sportscaster Vin Scully is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Dodgers….while beginning in 1950….when the franchise was located in  Brooklyn….and ending in 2016 while the Dodgers are located in Los Angeles….but as seen in this video herewith….Scully is hosting NBC’s 1985 Skins Game golf production…..when he conducts this interview with a young Tom Watson…..who…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interview With Jack Nicklaus On Why Golf Is A Drug Free Sport

In this 1985 PGA Skins Game, NBC’s host sportscaster Vin Scully during an interview with event contestant Jack Nicklaus asks the question…..“Why is the sport of golf so visually drug free by comparison to other major sports like the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc?”…..as Nicklaus’ response is well worth the price of admission to view this…