But amazingly, Van de Velde’s heart did not. He has gone ga-ga.” Credit: DAVID CANNON When Jean Van de Velde threw away the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999 after landing in the water on the last hole, many admired the good humour with which he met catastrophe. - his description of Frenchman Jean van de Velde throwing away a three-shot lead on the final hole of the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie. Peter Alliss Post navigation Clip of the Week: Jean Van De Velde. Jean van de Velde’s named is carved in cement on the wall of the Barry Burn, just short of the 18th green at iconic Carnoustie, complilments of the course superintendant 17 years ago. Peter Alliss’ broadcasting profession spanned virtually 60 years ‘He’s gone ga-ga’ – Alliss’ most memorable quotes “What on earth are you doing? Forget Sergio Garcia.. get on an American victory at The Open Peter Alliss, the legendary BBC golf commentator, has died at the age of 89. Peter Alliss was a legend of the game both on and off the course Credit: Getty Images - Getty. 14 Greatest Peter Alliss Quotes “What on earth are you doing? After his comments on Jean van de Velde’s play on the 72nd hole of the 1999 Open at Carnoustie, and then the playoff, the Daily Mail started a campaign among its readers to say whether they thought he should be pensioned off. Peter Alliss: Six of the best “Look at that. Posted by samnanj. IonianKnight Unibond League 1. 'Sad to hear of Peter Alliss's death. Jean Van de Velde and the 18th Hole - BBC - Duration: 14:18. His commentary on some of the great and most dramatic moments in the history of The Open, in particular, from Seve’s dramatic fist pump at St Andrews in 1984 to Jean Van De Velde wading in to the burn at Carnoustie in 1999 and Jack Nicklaus’ emotional farewell on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews in 2005, Alliss’ voice became part of the fabric of the Championship for millions of fans. His live depiction of Jean Van de Velde’s epic collapse at the 72nd hole of the 1999 Open, for example, is the stuff of legend. READ MORE: Peter Alliss dead: 'Voice of Golf' dies aged 89. The campaign was never completed, largely because those who wrote in were in favour of Alliss by a considerable margin. Probably should have shown this a few weeks back. Peter Alliss: some of the best bits One of the most memorable moments in the career of Peter Alliss was Jean van de Velde's nightmare round at the 1999 Open: Alliss was a man of wit and warm humour, as he commentated on Nick Faldo's round and an unintended overheard commentary from the course: I know its not biking etc, but as I kid from the late 70s onwards, I grew up watching a LOT of sports with my dad, golf being one of them. He was one of THE voices of sports broadcasting and although I didnt watch it recently , was still doing it last month, at 89.. He hit an explosion shot to six feet and then avoided total humiliation by making the putt, causing the stands to erupt. AbeBooks.com: Peter Alliss : My Life (9780340834008) by Alliss, Peter and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. Posts about Peter Alliss written by samnanj. He's gone ga-ga. To attempt to hit the ball out of there is pure madness." It wasn’t. From Seve’s dramatic fist pump at St Andrews in 1984 to Jean van de Velde wading in to the burn at Carnoustie in 1999 and Jack Nicklaus’ emotional farewell on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews in 2005, Alliss was there to lend his voice and wisdom to The Open's standout moments. À un moment donné, Sam Snead s’est arrêté et nous a parlé. On Jean van de Velde on the final hole of the Open in 1999 “What on earth are you doing? Peter, bien sûr, ne se souvenait pas de m’avoir rencontré à la table du petit-déjeuner avec les joueurs de la Ryder Cup : Peter Butler, Bernard Hunt, George Will et Alliss, bien sûr. Page 5/9. Alliss later told colleagues that Van de Velde's meltdown was one of the saddest moments he had ever seen on the golf course. The most sane and comforting voice I ever heard. The Frenchman had a triple-bogey seven on the final hole when he only needed a double-bogey six to win the Open. I always thought that I could cope with the ending of the world if only Peter was commentating on it.' Faldo looks a young man again, and poor old Greg, well he looks ready for his bus pass” On Nick Faldo beating Greh Norman to the 1996 Masters “What on earth are you doing? 0. Alliss worked as a commentator for the first time in 1961, but started working full time with the BBC after retiring from professional golf in 1978. The Commentary on this is priceless. Watching Jean Van de Velde prepare to play his third shot on the 72nd hole of the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie, Alliss … Alliss worked as a commentator for the first time in 1961, but started working full time with the BBC after retiring from professional golf in 1978. Alliss, although later professing to feel terribly sorry for Van de Velde, commentated almost as if the Frenchman had let the game down: "More Jacques Tati than Jack Nicklaus," he sniffed. In 1999, Alliss received criticism from sections of the British media for scathing comments he made when Jean van de Velde collapsed in the Open Championship at Carnoustie. Hyno Designs v.III 716,947 views Peter Aliss Ain't Gonna Sugar Coat Life! Alliss loved golf but one thing that irked him was slow play. Quote. ‘His golfing brain deserted him,’ said the BBC’s Peter Alliss. On Jean van de Velde on the final hole of the Open in 1999 "What on earth are you doing? On Tiger Woods hitting an 81 at the 2002 open "It's like turning up to hear Pavarotti sing and finding out he has laryngitis." Keith Pelley, chief executive officer of the European Tour, led the tributes, saying: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Alliss, truly one of golf’s greats. Jean Van de Velde's infamous meltdown at Carnoustie in 1999 prompted Alliss to memorably say: “What on earth are you doing? “In the Words of Peter Alliss…” Enjoy. 3underthru2 Regular updates on what's going on in the world of Golf. John Cleese. Peter Alliss, the voice of golf to millions of people around the world, ... To attempt to hit the ball out of there is pure madness." "It's like turning up to hear Pavarotti sing and finding out he has laryngitis." Alliss entered golf’s hall of fame in 2012. Posts: 217 Peter Alliss Dec 6, 2020 14:05:36 GMT 1 . It should have been engraved on the Claret Jug in 1999. Posted in Golf, Sport. 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