Jim Nantz Invokes Quite Possibly The First Ever Bette Midler Reference On A Golf Broadcast

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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.
⇥⇥When the night has been too lonely
⇥⇥And the road has been too long
⇥⇥Just remember in the winter⇥
⇥⇥Far beneath the bitter snows⇥
⇥⇥Lies the seed⇥
⇥⇥That with the sun’s love⇥
⇥⇥In the spring
⇥⇥Becomes the rose
Well, 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."↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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