European Tour announcer uses an F-word on broadcast, viewers mistake it for the actual F-word

August 18, 2018

The European Tour’s golf announcers’ easy rapport and refreshing candor have garnered them a cult following here in the States, but apparently, some viewers believed things got a bit too lax during the broadcast of the the Nordea Masters on Golf Channel.

Soren Kjeldsen had just hit a poor shot the par-3 12th hole at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg, Sweden, when the announcer chimed in with some thoughtful reasoning.

“I think the change in wind direction just f—ed Soren,” the announcer says.

Wait, what? Given a closer listen, it sounds as though he actually says “foxed,” a word meaning “deceived” or “tricked,” which, contextually, makes a whole lot more sense than uttering a potentially career-ending expletive.

You can hear the word for yourself in the video below.