I wouldn’t have expected any less from Uncle Verne.
… For the past few years during the Masters golf tournament Lundquist and McManus would take a ride in a golf cart, sit by the Par 3 course, and talk about the future.
“I had said to him a number of times, ‘hey, when you think you are ready just let me know,’” McManus said. “We talked about it (in 2015) kind of generically. I just said ‘at some point we’ve got to make this move but we are only going to do it if you are ready and you feel right.’”
At the same time, McManus was thinking about Lundquist’s successor. Internal candidates were considered and Nessler “was the guy we were going to go after from the outside (ESPN).”