Colin Montgomerie has a pop at Langer

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• Colin Montgomerie 'honoured' to hit first Open tee shot
• The Scot will tee off at 6.35am on Thursday morning
• And he took a pop at Bernhard Langer and Lewis Hamilton

COLIN MONTGOMERIE | THE OPEN

Colin Montgomerie raved about the success of Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Sunday – but was less convinced about Lewis Hamilton’s performance as he won the British Grand Prix.


Speaking ahead of this week’s Open Championship at his home course of Royal Troon, the 53-year-old was asked if the successes of other British athletes over the weekend could inspire a British winner of the Open this week.

And the Scot’s response was a classic. “There’s no reason why not,” he said. “Andy Murray’s success was fantastic yesterday, and Lewis Hamilton’s car is obviously quicker than anyone else’s so that helps.”

Shots well and truly fired.

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But that wasn’t the only person Colin Montgomerie took a sly pop at – with fellow Senior Tour pro Bernhard Langer, who is renowned for being one of the slower players on tour, also on the receiving end.

Montgomerie will hit the opening tee shot at 6.35am on Thursday, which he called a ‘great honour’, and when asked about it, he had another little joke.

“That’s as early as one gets,” he said. “But at the same time, it’s a great time to play. You won’t get the greens any better and the course will be immaculate. The wind will be at its least and there will be no one ahead of me. It's great. Bernhard Langer’s not ahead of me. It’s perfect.”

Shots fired x2.


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