Ernie Els has hit back at Ian Poulter's criticism of the Wentworth course he helped redesign.
Richard Caring, the billionaire owner of the Wentworth course, had commissioned Els to spearhead a five-year project to toughen up the West Course to bring it into line with the tough courses in the US.
However, Ian Poulter felt that the changes to the course had made it worse, saying: "I don't like this golf course. Period. End of story."
Els has hit back at the flamboyant Englishman, who designs his own range of golf clothing, by saying that Poulter only disliked the course as he made a double bogey on the treacherous 18th hole.
"A guy double bogeys the last because he doesn't hit the right shot and then he blames the golf course for his bad shot," Els explained.
Els, also known as The Big Easy, said he will pick his moment to have a word with Poulter about his comments when he has calmed down.