Montgomerie says Tiger Woods is reason European golfers don't win majors
Colin Montgomerie doesn’t necessarily feel that tougher golf course conditions at major tournaments pose a threat to European Tour golfers. Instead, Montgomerie believes that Tiger Woods is to blame and that Woods’ talent usually translates into winning at least two majors per season. That leaves only two majors for both the PGA Tour and European Tour players to fight over.
Colin wants to know why Ryder Cup members, with their stellar team/individual victories, cannot tranform their performance outside of their comfort zone. “It seems unbelievable,” Mongomerie stated, “that one of our team can’t come through and win on his own - myself included.”
Putting his money where his mouth is, Mongomerie is thrilled that Tiger Woods will be competing at this year’s British Open, feeling the tournament will not be “devalued” by Woods’ inability to attend. “It would have been like Wimbledon without Roger Federer.”
Tiger’s invincibility is now in question, after narrowly missing wins at the first two majors this season, coming in second to relative unknowns. That leaves the door open for not only European Tour golfers but for Monty in particular.
With a win at the Smurfit last week coupled with confidence from holding the course record at Carnoustie, it’s Monty’s game to win or lose. Good placement at the Scottish Open could very well translate into a victory at the British Open and an end to the dry spell for European Tour golfers at major events. Top placement in the Order of Merit is within grasp for Monty, he just has to reach out and grab it!
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