DOUGHERTY ANGERED BY ALLISS
Nick Dougherty has criticised television commentator Peter Alliss.
Nick Dougherty on Sunday criticised television commentator Peter Alliss for his remarks about the standard of play during the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The 25-year-old from Liverpool, who as one of the early starters in the third round, found himself watching the BBC’s coverage as the leaders battled with a swirling wind and bumpy greens.
“I thought it was very sad. In fact, I thought it was disgusting,” said Dougherty of Alliss’ criticism.
“He was talking about us being bad putters. I don’t know whether it’s because he has been out of the game for so long, but I didn’t think it was right and he ought to show us more respect.
“I wish we could take him out there and show him how difficult it was. In Match Play week (October) the greens are stunning, but the seeding at this time of year makes the putts wobble about.”
The state of the greens has been a hot topic of debate all week – even before the event with Ian Poulter saying he was playing in America rather than in the European Tour’s flagship tournament because he had never been able to putt well at Wentworth.
A few years ago Retief Goosen threatened never to return because of the greens. He shot a 66 for seven under today, but then stated: “This is about as good as I can do around this place.”
England’s Charley Hull triumphs in Texas to end six-year wait for LPGA title
The victory was the 26-year-old’s first on the LPGA Tour since prevailing at the CME Group Tour Championship in November 2016.
Ryan Fox remembers Shane Warne after St Andrews success
The New Zealander secured his third DP World Tour title in front of his family with a one-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Romain Langasque equals course record to lead Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Frenchman recovered from an early bogey with two eagles and eight birdies to reach 11 under par.
Rory McIlroy bemoans ‘ugly year’ and seeks solution to divide in golf world
The arrival of Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has fractured the game in 2022.
On this day in 2014 – Europe retain Ryder Cup with Gleneagles victory
The Gleneagles victory was Europe’s eighth win in 10 matches.
‘Is this where I am going to die?’ Nicolas Colsaerts on kidney disorder battle
The Belgian is the focus of attention this week as he belatedly defends the Cazoo Open de France title he won three years ago.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe team
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Open champion Cameron Smith wins first LIV trophy in just second start
The world number two is the highest-ranked player to join the rebel series.
Robert MacIntyre beats Matt Fitzpatrick in play-off to win Italian Open
MacIntyre birdied the first extra hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Matt Fitzpatrick holds narrow lead ahead of final round at Italian Open
Rory McIlroy and Aaron Rai are one shot off the pace.