Colin Montgomerie in Champs Tour agony

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• Colin Montgomerie edged out in Champions Tour play-off event
• The 53-year-old beaten by Tom Pernice Jr by one stroke
• His birdie putt to force a play-off agonisingly missed the hole

COLIN MONTGOMERIE | CHAMPIONS TOUR

It was agony for Colin Montgomerie in the first play-off event on the Champions Tour as he lost out by one stroke to Tom Pernice Jr in the PowerShares QQQ Championship.


The 53-year-old Scot, who held the first round lead after a seven-under-par 65, was edged out in what turned out to be an enthralling duel, with Pernice Jr bogeying the fifth and sixth holes to take Montgomerie into the lead before he made back-to-back bogeys of his own on the eighth and ninth.
"It was a great putt" - Colin Montgomerie

He made par on the final five holes to match Pernice Jr’s round of 70 and saw his birdie putt on the 18th to force a play-off burn the edge of the hole, clearly thinking it was going to drop in the testing weather conditions.

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Colin Montgomerie

“It was a great putt, it was a great putt,” said Colin Montgomerie. “I hit it on the right lip, it just didn't break. Probably the rains keep causing it not to break as much as it did. But a great putt, good pace, everything. Just didn't break.

“Especially the start it got very breezy," he added. "First nine was very, very difficult. Just miserable.”

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Nevertheless, Colin Montgomerie has risen two places in the Charles Schwab Cup and is now second in the standings. He is, however, some 1,038,941 points behind Bernhard Langer but does have the cushion of leading fifth place by 367,716 points.

Similar to the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup, the top five players entering the season finale in two weeks’ time can win the Charles Schwab Cup should they win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.


Can Colin Montgomerie win the Charles Schwab Cup?


Do you think Colin Montgomerie can pip his arch-rival Bernhard Langer to the Charles Schwab Cup in a couple of weeks’ time. Leave your thoughts in the ‘Comments’ section below.

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