Tiger’s scored – but it wasn’t a thrill to watch

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WHEN I heard the BBC was show­ing footage of Tiger Woods scor­ing in a por­ta­ble build­ing, I as­sumed the sex-mad golfer had taken an­other cock­tail waitress back to her trailer park. Sadly not. In fact, it was a new in­no­va­tion from the BBC’s cov­er­age of The Open.

For the first time, the cam­eras had been granted ac­cess to... wait for it... the scorer’s hut!

Yes, in a world ex­clu­sive which seemed to ex­cite vet­eran com­men­ta­tor Peter Al­liss a great deal, we were treated to the fas­ci­nat­ing sight of Woods and Lee West­wood sit­ting down at a small ta­ble and check­ing through their score­cards be­fore sign­ing them off.

It was thrilling stuff, I can tell you.

Which chair would they choose?!

Which biro from the small se­lec­tion scat­tered on the ta­ble would they se­lect?!

Would it work straight away or would they have to do a lit­tle scrib­ble to get the ink flow­ing?!

Keep watch­ing, folks, cos in live ad­min tasks ANY­THING can hap­pen!

To think of all the time we have wasted watch­ing golfers play golf when we could have been watch­ing them do hum­drum chores.

Next year, how about the BBC scraps the golf and just films Rory McIl­roy and Ian Poul­ter fill­ing out the busi­ness mileage sec­tion of their tax re­turn?

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