Sunday 19 February 2017

Monty's sunscreen gag lifts crowd

Published 02/10/2010 | 05:00

COLIN Montgomerie has been in great mood this week, and rose to the challenge of the horrendous weather at the start of the day.

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Monty and vice-captain Paul McGinley were with Padraig Harrington's group and the skipper brought a smile to the weather-beaten fans nearby when he called for the sunscreen to be brought out.

Among those fans was multi-millionaire JP McManus, Harrington's regular partner in the Dunhill Links Pro-Am.

Ian Poulter wasn't far behind his captain in the humour stakes.

As he walked in off the course a spectator shouted, "can I get a refund, there's no golf", and Poulter responded: "Wasn't my putt at the third worth it?"

The colourful Englishman was referring to the 25-footer he holed for a birdie two which put him and partner Ross Fisher one up after three against Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.

Irish Independent

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