Peter Alliss: ‘Voice of golf’ and tournament legend dies aged 89

Commentator and former Ryder Cup player Peter Alliss – known to fans as “the voice of golf” – has died aged 89.

The European Tour said Alliss, who won 31 tournaments in his career, died peacefully at his home yesterday.

In a statement, chief executive Keith Pelley said: “Peter made an indelible mark on everything he did in our game, but especially as a player and a broadcaster, and he leaves a remarkable legacy.”

A statement released on behalf of the Alliss family to the BBC said: “It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend, Peter Alliss.

“Peter’s death was unexpected but peaceful. Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time.”

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