Milton Kent at Fanhouse writes about Jim Nantz continuing his criticism of Tiger's foul language
"If I would have said what he said on the air, I would be fired," said Nantz, while appearing on WFAN's Mike Francesa Show.
Nantz took umbrage at Woods for saying "You suck" to himself, as well as uttering a one-word phrase generally considered to be sacrilegious.
"Guess what? Phil Mickelson had a camera in his face all weekend," said Nantz. "Did you ever hear him come close to approaching that? He didn't hit every shot exactly the way he wanted. Have you ever heard Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus use that kind of language?"
And he wasn't done...
"I can't say anything I want when I'm on a live broadcast," said Nantz. "Tiger's not the only guy who's got a camera in his face all day long. But he is the only one in the field who said he wasn't going to do that any more."
The truth hurts.
Nantz also sharply criticized USA Today sports media columnist Michael Hiestand for characterizing Woods' use of the sacrilegious phrase as "mild," though he didn't refer to Hiestand by name.
"It was disappointing to see the broadcast open up on Saturday that way, and I didn't take it as mild, OK?" said Nantz. "It might have been mild to him (Hiestand), but I would like if I uttered the same word, I would like the same guy to write that that was mild language on my part, instead of asking for me to resign or be fired."
You can hear Nantz talking here and his tone is, passionate! Francesa also talks about the Kostis interview and slams Tiger's performance. Nantz gets a little strange when Francesa gets into the patrons at Augusta and why they wouldn't ever think of heckling Tiger. Francesa's point is simple: the people there are going to be on good behavior no matter what. But at a regular tournament where anyone can buy their way in, Tiger's going to have a different reception.