Golf Roundup: Montgomerie captures U.S. Senior Open
The burly Scot sank a 13-foot par putt to claim his first playoff victory in nine attempts on the PGA Tour, European Tour and Champions Tour combined.
The playoff was decided on a three-hole aggregate score, and Montgomerie played them in one-over.
American Brian Harman clinched a late ticket to the British Open when he won the John Deere Classic by one stroke in Silvis, Ill., on Sunday.
The left-hander handled the pressure of leading to card a closing five-under-par 66 at TPC John Deere Run.
“I bought my passport and a couple of jackets. I can’t wait to get on that plane,” Harman told CBS television.
Britain’s Justin Rose will arrive at next week’s British Open championship on a hot streak after cruising to the Scottish Open title on Sunday in Aberdeen.
Rose, ranked sixth in the world, carded a 65, his best round of the weekend, to end two shots ahead of Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg who ended with a 66.
“This is my first professional win in Scotland so it means a lot,” Rose said.
“I couldn’t have scripted it better,” he said. “I’ve never won two in a row and I’ve certainly never won three in a row so I’m in uncharted territory.”
The British Open begins on Thursday at Hoylake near Liverpool.
Martin takes women’s British Open
It was her first LPGA Tour win of any kind.
Martin carded a par 72 in windy conditions on the final day to finish at 1-under-par 287, one stroke ahead of China’s Shanshan Feng and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, who both shot final round 75s.
South Korea’s Park Inbee, the overnight leader, was fourth.