Don’t you just love the bluntness of the British media? I have to say that when looking for golf stories, I always head to the UK papers first.
One…they actually write their own stories (unlike most North American papers that just take an Associated Press feed and add their own cutsy titles), and
Two…they say what they think and stand by it even when under attack.
Makes reading the golf news so much more fun.
As much as I am a golf fanatic and watch The Golf Channel daily, I am disappointed that the commentators aren’t allowed to say anything slightly edgey. For example, I can’t see Nick Faldo using the word “choke” on TV or say that a player’s swing would make Ben Hogan puke. Gotta love Johnny Miller!
Anyway, thought you’d enjoy this story if you’ve been following the blow up at Wentworth between Nick Dougherty and Alliss.
I think this is great stuff. I just wish more newspapers hired golf writers who say what they think. Actually, I’d just like to see newspapers hire golf writers period.
Alliss is a dinosaur but it is his candour that faces extinction
29 May 2008
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