Ernie Els apologises for foul-mouth rant

Former World No 1 had launched a fierce attack on the staff of the Wentworth tournament.

Written by Agencies | Wentworth | Published: May 28, 2012 5:09:58 pm

Former world no. 1 golfer Ernie Els apologised for his foul-mouthed criticism of the watering of the course at Wentworth during the PGA Championship on Sunday.

The South African golfer,who has been involved in the redesign of the layout of the West Course,launched a fierce attack on the staff of the tournament,following his third round on Saturday.

However,the three-time major winner has retracted his comments and made a donation to the European Tour charity.

“Ernie Els asked to see me this morning and apologised for his intemperate language following the conclusion of his round yesterday,” the Sport24 quoted George O”Grady,Chief Executive of the European Tour,as saying.

“He stated that he had already apologised to the individuals concerned and offered a substantial donation to the European Tour Benevolent Trust,which I accepted. The European Tour now consider this matter closed,” he added.

Els had shot a 70 in tricky conditions in his third round but rounded on the state of the course,which he considered had been left too dry in hot and windy weather to make it fair to the players.

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