Jim Nantz denies Phil Mickelson Masters TV "shadowban"

Almost everyone, it seems, was taken aback by Phil Mickelson's stunning ascent to the top of the leaderboard on Masters Sunday.

even the journalists in charge of reporting it. Even though Mickelson, a three-time Masters champion,

managed an astounding runner-up finish on Sunday afternoon at Augusta National,

he was largely absent from CBS's final-round coverage due to shock.

However, Jim Nantz claims that there was no deliberate "shadow-ban" of Phil or his LIV...

...counterparts from appearing in the broadcast coverage of the final round.

Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated spoke with Nantz, who refuted claims that CBS purposefully limited its coverage of LIV players during the Masters and...

...provided a more logical explanation for the perception that Phil was missing from the tournament's coverage.