PatSummerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and television sportscaster….who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN…..and in addition to his legendary football broadcast career in which he worked with the likes of Chris Schenkel, Jim Gibbons, Jack Buck, Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker, Frank Gifford and of course, who could ever forget Summerall behind the mike with John Madden for all those wonderful years….as he also announced major golf and tennis events. In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls in football on network television (more than any other announcer)….26 Masters Golf Tournaments….and 21 US Opens in tennis…..plus, he also contributed to 10 Super Bowl broadcasts on CBS Radio as a pregame host or analyst.
Summerall broadcast his first Masters in 1968….when he anchored the coverage at hole 18. In 1983, Summerall replaced Vin Scully (who had left CBS to work for NBC on their Major League Baseball and golf coverage) in the 18th hole tower role….which was a role that Scully was in since 1975…..as Summerall’s broadcast partner during this period was Ken Venturi.
In this video herewith, Summerall provides a wonderful review of what happened in golf (PGA) in 1985 ….as he puts his wonderfully simple touch on each and every highlights from the world golf during an outstanding year on the PGA.