Jim Nantz is never one to back away from using a hokey line to highlight a key moment of a sports broadcast, but for him to pull a Bette Midler verse is beyond the reaches of what anyone could have guessed were even the limits of his cornball prowess.With Justin Rose getting his first ever win after seven years on the PGA Tour yesterday at the Memorial, Nantz marked the occasion by reciting a bit of verse from the Midler song "The Rose" after Rose sunk the winning putt.
â‡¥â‡¥When the night has been too lonelyWell, the guy's name is Rose and he has been through a little bit of adversity, so I suppose the connection is logical, if a touch overwrought. Maybe we should just be thankful it wasn't "Wind Beneath My Wings."â†µ
â‡¥â‡¥And the road has been too long
â‡¥â‡¥Just remember in the winterâ‡¥
â‡¥â‡¥Far beneath the bitter snowsâ‡¥
â‡¥â‡¥Lies the seedâ‡¥
â‡¥â‡¥That with the sun’s loveâ‡¥
â‡¥â‡¥In the spring
â‡¥â‡¥Becomes the rose
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