Montgomerie takes U.S. Senior Open in playoff

Colin Montgomerie during his win at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.
Colin Montgomerie during his win at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. ( Associated Press )

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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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