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Nicklaus Masters Win Subject Of ESPN Documentary

ESPN Films on April 6 will air a one-hour documentary on pro golf legend Jack Nicklaus' win in the 1986 Masters Tournament, the sports network announced Tuesday.
The documentary, Yes Sir: Jack Nicklaus and the '86 Masters will focus on the 25th anniversary of the then 46-year-old Nicklaus' improbable come-from-behind victory at the Masters, setting a mark as the oldest player ever to earn the coveted Green Jacket, according to network officials.
The film includes fresh new perspective from Nicklaus, his son and caddy Jackie, as well as Greg Norman and Tom Watson. Also in the film, Tiger Woods and Nicklaus sit down separately to watch highlights of the 1986 Masters and discuss their golfing careers then and now.
"Jack Nicklaus's dramatic comeback to win the '86 Masters isn't just a golf story or even a sports story," said John Dahl, executive producer, ESPN Films in a statement. "It's a human story of a father and son coming together for something so inspiring that it resonates powerfully 25 years later. The film is a poignant look at that magical father-son journey."
ESPN will offer 4.5 hours per day of the 2011 Masters Tournament's first and second-round play on ESPN, ESPN HD and ESPN Deportes from April 7-8, as well as five days and 10 hours on the ESPN 3D Network, extensive coverage on and a special 43-hour Masters tribute on ESPN Classic, said the network.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.