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Colin Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

Published on Jul 14, 2014 11:25 AM
 
Colin Montgomerie of Scotland poses with the winner's trophy after winning the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship in the final round at Oak Tree National on July 13, 2014 in Edmond, Oklahoma. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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