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Monday 19 March 2018

Montgomerie walks the plank

There was no stopping for Colin Montgomerie on the Swilcan Bridge here yesterday: no emotional turn and wave to the crowd behind the 17th green, no teary, smiley poses for the bank of photographers taking their snaps for posterity.

Monty admitted this was almost certainly his last Open at The Home of Golf, but stressed he was not entitled to milk the moment.

"I'll never pause on the bridge -- that is only for winners," said the eight-time European No 1, whose best Open came five years ago, when runner-up to Tiger Woods. "There is sort of a plank on the right-hand side and I should walk across that and not use the bridge. I'll be 52 when it comes back here. Having to go down to Sunningdale again and qualify at that age would be a better effort than doing it at 47."

Irish Independent

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