During a two-month camber in 2008, Dan Hicks called dual of a many famous sporting events in new history. First, Tiger Woods’ won a U.S. Open during Torrey Pines (“Expect anything different?!”). Then, Michael Phelps, interjection in vast partial to teammate Jason Lezak (“Unbelievable during a end! He’s finished it! The U.S. has finished it!”), done story during a Olympics in Beijing with 8 bullion medals.
“I’ll never forget, we got out of Beijing and Rowdy Gaines (swimming promote partner) said, ‘you’ve got to write a book about a past dual months!’” Hicks told us in a talk. “The some-more we suspicion about it, we thought, well, maybe he’s right. That’s how implausible it was.”
Of course, there have been many some-more noted moments in Hicks’ 25 years in a booth. The NBC announcer has had a front-row chair for a whole careers of both Woods and Phelps, while covering a biggest sporting events around a globe.
And forward of this year’s Players Championship, Hicks, who will once again anchor NBC/Golf Channel’s coverage, assimilated a Golf Digest Podcast to speak about what it’s unequivocally like to work with Johnny Miller, a Woods-Phelps comparisons, his favorite sports thesis song, inter-office romances and more. Here’s a relapse of a discussion:
1:15 . . . Previewing a Players and where it ranks on a golf schedule
12:00 . . . Was Johnny Miller a small dissapoint that Henrik Stenson matched his Sunday 63? (SPOILER ALERT: YES!)
25:30 . . . His times with Tiger Woods in a TV booth
32:00 . . . Comparing Tiger Woods to Michael Phelps
35:30 . . . How he met his wife, Hannah Storm, in an bureau elevator
37:00 . . . His (very) accessible adversary with Jim Nantz