Colin Montgomerie won wire-to-wire at the Travis Perkins Masters, Woburn yesterday, successfully defending his title by a record ten-shot margin. Monty’s win sees the Scot amass a total of 500,000 Euros in prize money this season, a new Senior Tour benchmark.
The in-form 51-year-old carded a final round 67 at Woburn, which was enough to seal his fourth Senior Tour victory, and the 2010 Ryder Cup winning captain was in good spirits following the record-breaking triumph.
“I’m delighted to come back here and successfully defend this great title,” said Montgomerie. “It probably looks pretty comfortable, and in the end it was, but Mike (Cunning) managed to get to within two shots and it could easily have been one shot at one point.
"I’m very proud to win around here once again." - Colin Montgomerie
With his win, Colin Montgomerie becomes only the second player to win back-to-back at the Travis Perkins Masters. The Senior major champion is also, now, the fastest man to win four times on the Senior Tour, doing so in just nine starts.
“It’s been another great week. There are two places in England which I really love. One is Sunningdale and one is here at Woburn. It’s always a privilege to come here and I’m very proud to win around here once again.”
Colin Montgomerie’s money list success
With this victory, the eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner becomes the first player to win more than 500,000 Euros in one season on the European Senior Tour. That tops Carl Mason’s record total of 412,376 Euros set in 2007.
"I’m enjoying every minute of it." - Colin Montgomerie
“It is super to get those records,” said Monty. “You never tire of achieving things like that, no matter how old you are. It has been a fantastic season for me so far, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.”
Having already claimed the US Senior PGA Championship presented and the US Senior Open, and with a second place finish in the Senior Open Championship, Colin Montgomerie is on course to become the second former European Tour No.1 to win the Senior Tour Order of Merit since Ian Woosnam in 2008.