The ASA Salutes Lifetime Member Verne Lundquist
Upon His Retirement

by Lou Schwartz, ASA President

Verne Lundquist

Verne Lundquist


April 16, 2024 - Verne Lundquist, ASA Lifetime Member, retired after his 40th and final Masters Tournament on April 14th. The esteemed CBS broadcaster enjoyed an illustrious career that spanned nearly 60 years.

Lundquist began his career as a sports anchor at WFAA in Dallas, before joining the Cowboys Radio network in 1967 where he was the team's play-by-play voice for nearly 20 years.

On the national stage, Lundquist was known for work as the voice of college football on CBS for nearly 20 years as well as his many years calling NFL football, PGA golf, college basketball and even Olympic figure skating. Of course there was his long tenure at the Masters, manning the16th hole at Augusta National for 40 years.

At his final Masters, ASA board member Jim Nantz delivered a touching tribute to his longtime friend and broadcast partner. "Your voice has been a beautiful instrument," Nantz said. "Thank you for a wonderful soundtrack for all our lives."

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