If Jim Nantz wanted to keep it a secret, social media has changed that. He has a par-3 hole in his backyard and we all know about it.

In February, just before the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Nantz had Dan Patrick and the "The Dan Patrick Show" crew by his Monterey residence and the group took some hacks at the green. Nantz's hole is a replica of the par-3 No. 7 at Pebble Beach. The real hole overlooks the Pacific Ocean.


Also that weekend, Nantz's CBS Sports mate Nick Faldo came by the house and drained an ace.

"There have been now 10 holes-in-one," Nantz says. "The clips that have gone viral ... Nick Faldo made a hole-in-one with a camera on him, Tony Romo made a hole-in-one without a camera on him, David Feherty, Brandt Snedeker, the great PGA Tour player, Billy Horschel made a hole-in-one recently.

"All 10 of them have a plaque. I have a boulder and you get immortalized if you make a hole-in-one. The plaque will be there forever, so there's a lot at stake."

Nantz himself had a competitive golf career. He played at University of Houston at the same time as future PGA Tour stars Fred Couples and Blaine McCallister. His house is pretty close to the flight of most tee shots, but he does not worry about hitting his own pad.

"My name's not going on the boulder, not because I haven't made any, but I have the home-field advantage," he says. "I just walk out my door and go relax a little bit up there and I hit 40, 50 shots a day. Either by skill or by accident more likely, I've made quite a few, but my name's not going on my boulder. That's about my guests who have come to my property and made a hole-in-one."

Nantz spoke to ThePostGame at CBS Sports/Turner Sports March Madness Media Day, where he was preparing for his biggest stretch of the year -- three weeks of the NCAA tournament, including the Final Four, followed by a week at The Masters.

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