Montgomerie takes U.S. Senior Open in playoff

Montgomerie takes U.S. Senior Open in playoff

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Montgomerie takes U.S. Senior Open in playoff

With a par putt to cap a three-hole aggregate playoff, Colin Montgomerie won the 2014 U.S. Senior Open for his second major championship since the 51-year-old started playing on Champions Tour.

Montgomerie, who led after the first and second rounds at Oak Tree National, edged third-round leader Gene Sauers.

After birdies at Nos. 5 and 7, Montgomerie played the rest of his final round in even par for a 69 that got him to 5 under – then waited for Sauers, whose only birdie of the day came at No. 7 en route to a 73.

Both players bogeyed the first playoff hole. Sauers also bogeyed the second, while Montgomerie finished par-par to lock up the win. The Scotsman also won this year’s Senior PGA Championship.

Woody Austin and David Frost finished tied for third at 1 under. Marco Dawson, Vijay Singh and Jeff Sluman finished tied for fifth at even par.

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