Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Monty seeks winning end to 2015 Senior 

campaign on Mauritius 

Colin Montgomerie has targeted a final flourish to another superb European Senior Tour campaign with victory in the season-ending MCB Tour Championship, which returns to Constance Belle Mare Plage’s Legend Course, Mauritius from December 11-13.
Thanks chiefly to his victories in the US Senior PGA Championship and the Travis Perkins Masters, Montgomerie heads to Mauritius with an insurmountable lead on the Order of Merit over second placed Peter Fowler, who trails the Scot by €406,433.
With a second successive John Jacobs Trophy already assured, Montgomerie could be forgiven for relaxing at the season finale but he is determined to secure a third victory of the season, and eighth overall, since joining the over-50s ranks in 2013. 
Having already earned €614,011 so far this year, Montgomerie would break his own record for winnings in a Senior Tour season with a top ten finish next week, but the 31-time European Tour champion has sets his sights higher than that.  
He said: “It was always going to be difficult to replicate my 2014 season, but to defend my US Senior PGA title, win the Travis Perkins Senior Masters for the third time and come close in both the US Senior Open and Senior Open Championship, it has to go down as another successful campaign.
“To win the John Jacobs Trophy in my first two full seasons on the Senior Tour is a real honour, and hopefully I can round off another great year with a good performance in Mauritius.
“I’ve finished sixth there for the past two seasons, so any improvement on that would be very nice and another win would obviously be the perfect end to the season. But irrespective of where I finish, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the tournament because it’s a beautiful place and a wonderful week.
“After Mauritius, I’ll be packing away the clubs for a little while then getting ready for next season. I’m still as ambitious to achieve more success, and win more Majors – it’s what keeps us going in this game, after all.”
Montgomerie will be joined in Mauritius by his fellow Senior Major Champion Roger Chapman, plus his compatriot and fellow former Ryder Cup-winning captain Sam Torrance.
Other notable names in the field include two-time winner David Frost of South Africa and England’s Paul Wesselingh, who is bidding to win the tournament for a third successive season.




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