Jim Nantz Channels Bette Midler [Update]
By Stephanie Wei under General

Update: View the video of Nantz’s Rose tribute here.

Only Jim Nantz would evoke the lyrics to Bette Midler’s “The Rose” to honor Justin Rose’s win at the Memorial. Hear Nantz croon these moving, “fitting” words:

This is the putt that wrapped it up. And what’s that Bette Midler song? How does that go? Think about his journey here.

When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long …
Just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun’s love
in the spring
becomes the rose

And those lyrics, my friends, signify the road to Justin Rose’s first PGA Tour victory. I just wish Nantz would have sung them. Well, here’s the karaoke version to the tune for the rest of you who might feel so inclined.