Colin Montgomerie tees it up at the 77th Senior PGA Championship this week as he aims to win the event for a third time in as many years.
The 52-year-old has not tasted victory on tour this year but will be in familiar surroundings this week when the Senior PGA Champonship returns to The Golf Club at Harbor Shores after hosting it in 2012 and 2014. It was in 2014 that Monty claimed his first senior Major, coasting to victory by four shots over Tom Watson in Michigan.
His 2016 season has seen three top-10 finishes with a best result of tied-fourth at both the Legends of Golf and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The Scotsman is 21st in the Charles Schwab Cup and fresh off a tie for 17th at The Regions Tradition last week. The stumbling block for Montgomerie may lie in the fact that his main challenger is coming into the week in red hot from and with a large incentive to win this week.
Germany’s Bernhard Langer is coming into the week on the back of a victory and aiming for the senior grand slam. The 58-year-old tops the race for the Charles Schwab Cup and has a scoring average of 68.45 this year. Monty on the other hand has a scoring average of 71, so will rely heavily on the experiences of two years ago.
South Africans will pin their hopes on David Frost again as he tries to become the first South African to win the major since Gary Player back in 1990.