May
23
2014
Monty seeks first U.S. win at Senior PGA
By Bernie D'Amato under Champions Tour

Will Monty get it done?

Colin Montgomerie is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, yet remarkably, he has never won an event in the United States. Many of his best chances came at the majors, where he had three second place finishes at the U.S. Open. Monty has a chance to ease the sting of those near misses if he can break through the packed leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship.

Six players are currently tied for the lead (-4) at the Senior PGA: Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Bart Bryant, Steen Tinning, Kiyoshi Murota, and Colin Montgomerie. No one is doubting Montgomerie’s ability to get it done, but Langer and Watson have combined for 34 wins on the Champions Tour. Langer is still in his prime, and although Watson is passed his prime, he can still play with the best. Monty will need to play excellent golf over the final 36 holes to earn his first W in the States.

With the leaders at four-under, all of the 78 players who made the cut at four-over are in contention. Some of the notable players include Stephen Ames at three-under, Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf at two-under, Brad Faxon at one-under, and Kenny Perry at three-over.

Senior PGA Championship leaderboard.

–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)

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