Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters: Colin Montgomerie wins by six
Last Updated: September 2, 2013 2:09pm
Colin Montgomerie: First win on the Senior Tour
Colin Montgomerie claimed his first win on the European Senior Tour with a comprehensive six-shot victory at the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters.
The Scot only became eligible to play senior golf when he turned 50 in June and his win at Woburn has come in just his seventh event.
This week was the first time Montgomerie had played in a standard European Senior Tour event after spending most of his time on the Champions Tour in the United States, but rounds of 68, 68 and 70 saw him ease to victory.
The eight-time Order of Merit champion got off to flying start in his final round with a birdie on the first and when he claimed an eagle three on the fifth he looked to be romping it.
"It feels great. Anybody with any competitive blood in them knows that it is nice to win, to come out on top"
A birdie on 10 just underlined his dominance and, despite two bogeys on the way home, the 2010 Ryder Cup captain was too far ahead to be caught as he finished on 10 under.
Montgomerie said: "It feels great. Anybody with any competitive blood in them knows that it is nice to win, to come out on top.
"This course has suited me down to the ground for years. I had a couple of great finishes on the main Tour - the Junior Tour, as I now call it - so it's nice to come back here and finally win.
"I've said it before but it is like a new lease of life turning 50 in golf. I can't think of any other sports where you take a new step on in your career at such an age and to have such a fine Tour, such an excellent brand, as the Senior Tour as part of that is brilliant so all credit to them for that."
Englishman Paul Wesselingh and Spaniard Miguel Angel Martin were Montgomerie's nearest challengers on four under, with Wesselingh firing a 66 on Sunday, the low round of the week.