CBS Sports Spectacular to broadcast golf specials: "Mercedes-Benz Presents Links to Legends" and "Eighties at Augusta" on Saturday, April 12
CBS Sports will broadcast two CBS Sports Spectacular golf specials, "Mercedes-Benz Presents Links to Legends" and "Eighties at Augusta" on Saturday, April 12 (1:30-2:30 p.m., ET) and (2:30-3:30 p.m., ET), respectively, on the CBS Television Network.
"Mercedes-Benz Presents Links to Legends" features some of the greatest players in golf with personal interviews highlighting their inspirations and mentors, as well as past and present heroes of the game. Interviews include Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Nick Price, Greg Norman, Peter Jacobson, and many more.
CBS Sports' Bill Macatee hosts this in-depth look at how golf has transformed into a game of generations with the continuous passing on of a figurative torch from past legends to current rising stars. Links to Legends is produced by Intersport. CBS Sports' Chris Svensen is coordinating producer.
It was a time of triumph and tragedy at the Masters. "Eighties at Augusta" will chronicle and dissect one of the richest decades in Masters history. Hall of Fame golfers Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer and Nick Faldo were fortunate enough to win coveted Green Jackets while opponents Curtis Strange, Greg Norman and Scott Hoch were left to ponder "what if?" The 1980's at Augusta not only provided the game with legendary players and moments, but perhaps one of the most memorable and greatest events in sports history. Jack Nicklaus' 1986 victory at Augusta has become known as one of the best Masters in history but is also a remarkable feat in sports history. In 1987, Larry Mize's chip-in is also an unforgettable moment and one of the most dramatic strokes ever to grace the Masters. Narrated by CBS Sports golf anchor Jim Nantz, "Eighties at Augusta" includes a rare interview with Ballesteros, 1980 and 1983 Masters champion, as well as interviews with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Watson, Crenshaw, Langer, Faldo, Mize, Strange, Norman, Sandy Lyle, Craig Stadler, Dan Pohl, CBS Sports' Nick Faldo, three-time Masters champion, and CBS Sports' David Feherty.
"Eighties at Augusta" was produced, directed and written by Mickey Holden of the Holden Production Group. CBS Sports' Sellers Shy is coordinating producer.
Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer, CBS Sports Golf.
Tony Petitti is Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports.