Monty learns to look after No 1 to end drought
IT must go down as one of the funniest sounding quotes of the century!
"I learned today to concentrate on me and possibly I haven't in the past," chirruped Colin Montgomerie in Michigan on Sunday after winning his first 'Major', the Senior PGA Championship.
Yet Montgomerie (51) one of the most prolific, entertaining but self-obsessed golfers in history, qualified this remark somewhat by adding: "We're always learning and today I concentrated on my own play and could only worry about myself."
He finished four ahead of US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson after both shot final-round 65s on the Harbor Shores course at Benton Harbor to register his first official win in America and end a drought stretching back to the 2007 European Open at The K Club.
After an exasperating five runner-up finishes at the 'real' Majors, Monty relished this long-awaited taste of glory. "I feel fantastic, really superb," he said, adding: "There's a motto, if you fail and fail, you come back and try again."