After finishing the BMW Championship at Wentworth today, South African golfer Ernie Els let his critics know loud and clear how he felt about their comments about his redesign of the West course in England.

According to the Guarian newspaper in the UK, Ernie said: “There is going to be criticism with any new design but I really wasn’t expecting the backlash I got. I don’t think anybody deserved it.

“If they had criticisms they could’ve handled it differently. That’s the sad part of the week – a lot of the guys I’ve known for a long time came out and basically put the knife in. I don’t really appreciate that.”

(Read earlier Ernei Els Wentworth controversy article.)