BBC’s Peter Alliss on Tiger Woods: His ‘hands look good on the shaft’ (video)
Little setup required for this one except to note that Peter Alliss is a broadcasting legend across the pond. His name and the smooth, dulcet tones of his elegant British accent have become synonymous with The Open Championship, with his first broadcasting work at the British Open for the BBC in 1961 before becoming the network’s lead golf commentator in 1978. One of best parts of ESPN’s British Open coverage is when Alliss is on the air.
Alliss has seen it all, and if he wants to say when analyzing Tiger Woods’ putting stroke that the golfer’s “hands look good on the shaft,” and that the stroke is “smooth” and “elegant,” well, he bloody well has every right to do so.
And still: Heh. Shaft. It’s funny because shaft can be taken to mean something entirely different than how Alliss meant it.
[H/T Busted Coverage]