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Monty win ends Tour title drought

by BBC Sport (U3702819) 08 July 2007
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Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie claimed his first Tour victory since 2005 after a thrilling finish to the European Open.

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comment by davray (U6108730)

posted Jul 9, 2007

top class monty greatto see him win again

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comment by tjl1968 (U7480551)

posted Jul 9, 2007

One word - MAGIC

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comment by Baz (U5973174)

posted Jul 9, 2007

Well Done Monty! I like Monty, even when he gets a bit sour he is still good to watch. What I also like is the way he knows about his shortcomings. In an interview at the French last week he made reference to his problems when he gets all upset and growls, he knows he does it, he knows its a fault, he does not hide from it. If it's what make you, then you have to live with it. Without these problems he may have won more, but then he could have won less, no one knows. He is still great, he has not won a 'major' then there are those who have won a 'major' and very little else, Mony has won loads, so who is better off? In my mind Monty is better than a lot of 'major' winners. He really is a nice guy, leave him alone and be thankfull he's a Brit. Go Monty.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Dont know why you insist in taking this line Nobblytanner. Monty was beaten by a 30 foot putt in one US Open playoff - does that mean he's not got the mental strength to win a major ?? I honestly dont think he will now, but apart from his own mistake at Winged foot - he has been unfortunate not to win. Why do so many people choose to ignore this, WELL DONE MONTY. Shut the critics up again !!

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Did very well to win this event. I still think he can win a major but he will need alot of luck and the big 4 - 5 to hav an off day or three.

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comment by Ryan86 (U1292790)

posted Jul 9, 2007

If you look at several of his close calls Monty has sometimes taken the fight to his opponents.

St. Andrews 2005 - OK, he probably never was going to win this one, however on the Sunday he did get it to within one shot of Tiger, but as he said himself, he never was quite able to draw level.

PGA 1995 - Birdied the last 3 holes to force a play-off.

US Open 2006 - Forget the last hole, for the previous 17, Monty was under par for the round and it was his play up until then that had made sure that he had a chance whilst everyone else went backwards.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

The man showed the bottle and nerve with 2 brilliant up & downs at the final 2 holes yesterday to hang on for victory, anyone who showed his consistency with 8 order of merits and his Ryder Cup performances is a genius in my eyes! WELL DONE Monty, best of luck for Carnoustie in 2 weeks!

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posted Jul 9, 2007

I agree with you Willy86. He just goes along under par and posts a score to be in contention while others slip out of contention like Soren Hansen and Robert Rock did yesterday.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Bazcrane
You seem to talk a lot of sense. Monty has been 'my man' for many years. I only wish I could emulate his 'follow through' let alone his professional achievments. Fingers crossed for The Open.

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posted Jul 10, 2007

I'm sorry but I was one of the many people rooting for "ABM" (anybody but Monty). His dour outlook and the disgraceful way he treated the kids over the four days looking for his autograph should be condemned. I was there on Friday and he was unbelievably obnoxious to kids who were only there to get a cap or programme signed but he dismissed them as if they were urchins begging for money from him. Sorry Monty but I don't applaud your latest win and with the disdain you showed to fans young and old over the four days, I will not applaud you in the future either.

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