Confirmed: Masters legend retiring after 40 years

CBS have confirmed Verne Lundquist will call time on his broadcasting career at the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National.

Confirmed: Masters legend retiring after 40 years
Confirmed: Masters legend retiring after 40 years

CBS have confirmed the 48th Masters at Augusta National will be Verne Lundquist's last. 

The legendary announcer has decided to call time on a career that has spanned more than four decades. 

If you're not familiar with his face, you will undoubtedly know Lundquist's voice as he was behind two of the most famous (?!) calls in Masters history. 

He was on the mic and bellowed 'Yes sir!', after Jack Nicklaus, then 46 years old, drained that birdie putt on 17 at the 1986 Masters. 

The Golden Bear went on to win what was his record 18th major with an historic one-stroke victory over Tom Kite and Greg Norman

Oh, and Lundquist was also on hand as Tiger Woods chipped in from off the green on the par-3 16th at the 2005 Masters. 

That was Tiger's fourth Masters victory. He has won the green jacket five times overall. 

You remember the shot. You remember the call. You remember the celebration. 

Remind yourself of the moment here:

The 48th Masters will take place over 11-14 April. 

It was also set to be Bernhard Langer's farewell to Augusta National but the two times Masters champion has suffered a devastating injury

The German, 66, confirmed in early February that he tore his Achilles and the surgery has forced him out of the tradition unlike any other. 

Langer won the Masters in 1985 and 1993. 

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