CHARLOTTESVILLE — Super Bowl champions go to Disneyland.
But after winning Virginia’s first national title in basketball, coach Tony Bennett lobbied CBS sports anchor Jim Nantz for a different prize — a tee time at fabled Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.
Now, that wish is coming true.
Bennett and his father, Dick, are scheduled to play at Augusta this week, an athletic department spokesman confirmed Monday.
“It will be a great father-son moment to play Augusta National with my father,” Bennett said, through the spokesman, who declined further comment.
A published report said the Bennetts will join Barry Parkhill, UVA associate athletic director for development, and a Virginia athletics booster for the rounds on Wednesday and Thursday.
After leading UVA to a win over Texas Tech in the NCAA championship game, Bennett was interviewed on stage at midcourt of US Bank Stadium by Nantz, the longtime announcer for the Masters.
“My dad said if I ever make it to the Final Four he’d come and play Augusta with me,” Bennett said to Nantz. “So maybe you can get us on that course, all right?”
Nantz answered by assuring Bennett, “I’ll work on that one.”
Now, Bennett not only has his national title, he has the tee time of a lifetime.