Alliss Doesn't Agree With Whitten's Take On Hoylake

Liam Murphy of the Daily Post has the story:
And Alliss dismissed the criticisms of Ron Whitten, the golf architecture editor of the world's biggest selling golf magazine Golf Digest, that the Royal Liverpool Golf Club course was not up to the modern game.

The magazine caused a furore when it published the article by Whitten, one of its senior writers, who claimed the course was not up to the standard needed for modern professional golfers.

Mr Whitten later told the Daily Post: "I do not feel it's worthy any longer of being host to the Open.

"I'm not saying it's a bad golf course, but I'm saying it's not a course which in my opinion should be hosting the Open."

He added: "For its history, it's a great old club, and for everyday members I'm sure it's a delightful place to play, but there is a different standard for the best golfers in the world."

But Alliss, who said he had not seen the original article, said: "We will just wait and see.

"If the wind blows we will see if this man knows anything about the game.

"It's a wonderful course, and all our links championship courses are made by the wind conditions. If there is a wind, it's a very formidable golf course."