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Five-time Open champion Tom Watson has led the tributes to the BBC’s ‘Voice of Golf’ Peter Alliss, who passed away last night.

Alliss died “unexpected but peacefully” at his home in Surrey on Saturday night.

“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss,” said a statement issued by the Alliss family. “Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time.”

Taking to Twitter, Watson said that Alliss “made our game richer and funnier”.

Watson was one of dozens of high-profile figures to pay their respects to the golf great…

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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