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Verne Lundquist: 2024 Masters will be last broadcast for CBS

Updated: Feb. 14, 2024, 5:15 p.m.|Published: Feb. 14, 2024, 5:13 p.m.

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Verne Lundquist, right, was play-by-play voice of the SEC on CBS from 2000-2016. (Courtesy of CBS Sports)CBS Photo


Creg Stephenson | cstephenson@al.com

Verne Lundquist has announced that the 2024 Masters will be his final broadcast for CBS Sports.

Lundquist, 84, has called a variety of sports for the network in two stints that began in 1982, but is perhaps best known for his work on golf’s signature event. The 2024 Masters, set for April 8-14 at Augusta National, will be his 40th for CBS.

Lundquist stepped down from doing college football after the 2016 season and retired from his college basketball work two years later. He was the lead play-by-play for the SEC on CBS college football game of the week from 2000-16.

Lundquist came to prominence as a Dallas sportscaster in the 1970s, when he also worked as the radio voice of the NFL’s Cowboys. He joined ABC Sports in 1974, then began his long association with CBS in 1982.

Save for a three-year stint at TNT (1995-97), Lundquist has worked continuously for CBS for the last 42 years. He called the Winter Olympics, the NFL and the NBA in addition to his work in golf and college sports.

Typically placed in the tower above the 16th green at Augusta National, Lundquist has called some of the biggest moments in golf history, including Jack Nicklaus’ improbable victory at age 46 in 1986 and Tiger Woods’ dramatic chip-in during the final round in 2005. His emphatic “YES SIR!” following Nicklaus’ successful putt on 17 in 1986 became his signature call.

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34 minutes ago, augolf1716 said:

Verne was decent with golf broadcast. About all I can say about him

yeah he was ok i just thought you might be interested big shooter.

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