- The Washington Times - Monday, July 24, 2006

Legendary BBC broadcaster Peter Alliss crossed the line twice during yesterday’s telecast. When Chris DiMarco left his approach to the 14th short in the heavy rough, Alliss made a clumsy reach at humor with this insensitive remark: “Oooh, mum must have just nipped out for a cup of tea.”

Later in the telecast, as Tiger Woods was preparing to clean up the championship on the 18th green, the camera panned to Woods’ wife and sister-in-law (twins Elin and Josefin Nordegren), and Alliss remarked with glee: “[Tiger’s] in for a bit of a treat tonight.”

It’s hard to believe the BBC is the same network that apologized to its audience for airing Tiger Woods’ comments at the Masters where he claimed he putted like a “spaz.”

Apparently a British accent excuses any offense.

• The Rover has fallen in love with snooker, a vastly superior game to any of our billiards variations because it requires more touch and creativity. In fact, it’s quite like the links golf of pool.

• Final earnings: $97.60. Sergio, you’re dead to the Rover.

See you at Medinah.

— Barker Davis


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