Colin Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff
Published on Jul 14, 2014 11:25 AM
CARY, North Carolina (REUTERS) - Colin Montgomerie won the US$3.5 million (S$4.3 million) US Senior Open when he edged American Gene Sauers in a three-hole aggregate playoff in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The burly Scot sank a 13-foot par putt to claim victory , on Sunday in the US Golf Assocation's (USGA's) flagship over-50s event.
It was particularly sweet for Montgomerie, who endured three close runner-up finishes at the US Open but has never won a regular tour major.
"It's great to finally win a USGA event," he told reporters after coming from four strokes behind, shooting 69 to tie Sauers (73) at five-under 279, four strokes clear of South African David Frost and American Woody Austin at Oak Tree National.
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