'Voice of golf' Peter Alliss dies, aged 89

The man affectionately known as the ‘voice of golf’ has died.

Peter Alliss, best known as a BBC golf commentator on major events such as the Masters and US Open, died at the age of 89.

The seasoned broadcaster was a familiar voice in the broadcast until the end.

However, he has been hospitalized since September and his death has been revealed today …

Father of six, Aliss had been a great golfer in his own right before turning to broadcasting, winning more than 20 tournaments and participating in eight Ryder Cups.

Famous for his style of commentary in which he often whispers, he worked at the Masters in Augusta last month and was sent to enter his 60th year on air in 2021.

It is not known exactly when he died, but his family released a statement confirming this.

They described his death as “unexpected but peaceful.”

It read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of golf and broadcast legend Peter Alliss.

“Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family demanded privacy during this difficult time.”