Remember this, I wrote about it yesterday, Colin Montgomerie has won 31 European Tour titles and the Order of Merit a record eight times, and has been brilliant for Europe in the Ryder Cup eight times, but as all his detractors point out..... he was 0 for 71 in majors although he was a runner-up six times.
So knowing how much he has bristled at that constant criticism, his successful defence of his Senior PGA Championship, done in style, by 4 shots after posting -3 69, for his third senior major championship victory in 10 appearances, including three of the past six has him particularly happy this morning.
His -8 total of 280 led only five players under par on the windswept Pete Dye track up on top of the hills at the French Lick Resort in Larry Bird country, Indiana..
Mexico’s Esteban Toledo shot a 69 to finish second. As for Canadians, Rod Spittle shot up the leaderboard into T34th after a final round 69, +8 total.