“Been to Muirfield a couple of times now so I kind of know what I need to do,” Els said Wednesday in a press conference before the pro-am. “I’m trying out two new drivers from Callaway and thank goodness, according to Graeme (McDowell), we have a lot of width in the fairways.”
**In Nick Rodger's report from Castle Stuart (botched in the posting) quotes someone named Gilbert saying that Graeme McDowell apologized for his remarks about the event.
Gilbert said: "Graeme has been in touch to apologise. He's not the first person to say something they regret so we've got not problems whatsoever with him. In fact, he's been a true gentleman. He said he'd consider issuing a statement himself but we agreed that would keep the matter running. So my hope is that he will play at Royal Aberdeen next year after saying what a great course it is.
"He was fantastic for taking the time to get in touch and I admire him for that. He said we should catch up at the Open for a chat and I was really impressed with how he has handled this situation."
John McGreechan's Daily Mail report (thanks reader Ryan) has the full name of the above mentioned Gilbert.
But Martin Gilbert, chief executive of title sponsors Aberdeen Asset Management, last night revealed: ‘Graeme has been in touch to apologise and he’s not the first person to say something they regret, so we’ve got not problems whatsoever with him.