Monday, 24 May 2010

Caring over-eggs the Green

Richard Caring, the rag trader who made his fortune importing Sir Philip Green's underpants, has been closely involved with the redesign of Wentworth, the golf course he owns which has just hosted the BMW PGA Championship.
In fact, he over-ruled his course designer, Ernie Els, regarding the controversial changes to the 18th hole, where many of the players have been complaining that the green is now too high.
"Did we screw it up? Maybe we did," Caring admitted over the weekend. "[The green] would have been even higher if it had been left to me. [Ernie] was right and I was wrong."
Who'd have thought it? Caring's a decent golfer (he once played off two) but hardly in the class of Els, who's a three-time Major winner. So you'd have thought the businessman might have listened. Instead, his countermand looks a bit like Els advising him on where to position the gusset on a pair of smalls. Solid work.

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