“Hi everybody, this is Vin Scully welcoming you to the 43rd annual Phoenix Open, and to the Phoenix Country Club; 6,729 yards of beautiful rolling fairways and greens; rich, heavy trees and palm trees reaching up into a somewhat overcast sky — but indeed, a beautiful day for golf. And to all you folks back east and the Midwest, and wherever the weather has buffeted you to stay indoors, hopefully a few candid snapshots of the scenery here in Arizona, along with some fine golf will take your mind off the weather. Our minds right now are riveted at the story unfolding in the third round … “
We will miss the way he’s always welcomed us into the broadcast booth for every telecast. It was always a pleasant good evening, wherever we were when his voice entered our living rooms.