By petedirenzo
Thursday, November 13, 2008

After the tempest involving Kelly Tilghman and her 'lynch Tiger' crack, you might assume golf announcers would have realized that race is like the third rail -- touch it and you'll get fried.
Apparently Richard Boxall and Bruce Critchley missed that memo.
Boxall and Critchley are golf announcers on Sky TV and worked last week's HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, won by Sergio Garcia. But the most jarring moment came when the pair were talking on air about rising American star Anthony Kim.
"With all these Chinese people around, I'm not sure if I bumped into him [Kim] in the hotel reception last night," Boxall said. "I'm not sure if it was him."
Because they all look alike, right? Kim is actually of Korean descent and was born in Los Angeles.
Not to be outdone, Critchley added his own cringe-worthy moment. After Kim's approach shot landed well past the pin, the British announcer described Kim as wearing a look of "oriental surprise," according to the Irish Independent. As Independent writer Karl MacGinty put it, "Sky's European Tour commentary team sometimes forget the audience extends far beyond their local pub back home. There are people of all creeds and colors now watching the game -- in every part of the world."

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