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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
April 20, 2009
The Interview
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April 20, 2009

Just My Type

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The Interview

Jim Nantz
SMOOTH TALKER

The voice of the Final Four called his 24th Masters for CBS last weekend

Dan Patrick: How does losing the green jacket affect Kenny Perry?

Jim Nantz: I think it's going to take him a long time to get over it. He's a man of deep faith, though, so he'll be able to handle it. The last time he got this close to a major was in 1996 at the PGA. He lost a playoff to Mark Brooks. He finished 40 minutes ahead of Mark, and he came up into the booth and joined me and Ken Venturi, and never went out to warm up again. Afterward we got ripped. It was portrayed as though I had personally chained him to the desk at the Valhalla 18th tower. It took him 13 years to get into position to win a major again.

DP: Do you have the authority to light the fireplace in Butler Cabin?

JN: I don't think any of us would even entertain the idea of lighting that fireplace. By the way—real logs.

DP: Real logs?

JN: Real fire logs.

DP: Could you gather some ashes and maybe put them in a Baggie for me?

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