We’ve seen some pretty insane backyards in our day, the one at Rickie Fowler’s mansion comes to mind, but CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz might have the coolest backyard on the planet. That’s because behind his home at Pebble Beach, and I mean directly behind his home, is a replica of the famous par 3 seventh hole the pros play on just down the road.
We know this because over the weekend Nantz invited some folks over to his house , including his CBS broadcasting colleague, three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo, to hit a few shots. As it turned out, Faldo did more than just hit a shot, he hit a hole-in-one! Hello, friend.
Now Faldo will get his name engraved on a plaque that sits near the tee box and lists everyone who has gotten an ace at”Casa Nantz.” The others on that list? David Feherty, Brandt Snedeker, and of course, Tony Romo.
Oh yeah, the whole setup at Nantz’s house wouldn’t be complete without some music from the Masters now would it? No, it would not.
And with Nantz providing commentary over said music.
Insane. (Also, how many times has his house been hit by a stray golf ball?)
Here are a couple more clips from a “tournament” The Dan Patrick Show crew held in Nantz’s backyard while down there for the Pro-Am.