Jeff Van Gundy Loves Jack Nicklaus, Not So Much Augusta’s Racist Past (Video)

Want a great way to shut down some golf chatter? Just bring up the discriminatory history of one of the game’s iconic courses. That usually does the trick.

ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy went that route Wednesday night when Mike Breen, one of his colleagues on the Dallas Mavericks-Phoenix Suns broadcast brought up The Masters, and how Van Gundy probably wouldn’t make a great golf announcer. Let’s just say Breen was right.

Asked for his hot take on golf’s first major tournament of the year, Van Gundy quipped, “Oh, like how they didn’t allow black people and women in there?”

Predictably, Breen and Mark Jackson were rendered speechless.

“Yeah, I’m glad we’re quiet about that,” Van Gundy said.

“But anyway,” Van Gundy said, “how about Jack Nicklaus making a hole-in-one (Wednesday) in the par-3 tournament?”

Thumbnail photo via Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Images

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