Els apologizes for expletive-laced outburstMay 27, 2012, 10:30 pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Ernie Els has apologized for his expletive-laced outburst toward European Tour officials and green keepers at the BMW PGA Championship regarding the state of the greens at Wentworth.
The South African said after his third round Saturday that officials had failed to water the putting surfaces heavily enough, making it nearly impossible to hold approach shots on some greens.
George O’Grady, chief executive of the tour, said Sunday that "Ernie Els asked to see me this morning and apologized for his intemperate language."
O’Grady said Els has apologized to "all the individuals concerned" and has accepted Els’ offer of a "substantial donation to the European Tour Benevolent Trust."
Els had been facing a fine for his comments.
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