Colin Montgomerie Wins U.S. Senior Open in Playoff

Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie won his first U.S. Golf Association event on Sunday, winning the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National in a three-hole playoff over Gene Sauers.

Montgomerie finished 1-over par in the three-hole aggregate playoff, making about a 20-foot putt for par on the 18th hole to clinch it.

Sauers struggled from the start in the playoff, with bogeys on #16 and #17.

Montogomerie and Sauers finished the final round tied at 5-under par.

Sauers had a chance to win it on the 18th hole, but missed a birdie putt, and went to the playoff with Montgomerie.

Montgomerie shot a 69 in the final round, while Sauers shot 73.

2010 U.S. Senior Open champion Bernhard Langer had a tough day, shooting a 77 to finish at 2-over par.

Langer started the day just three shots back.

Oklahoma golfers once again had their problems at Oak Tree National.

Former Oral Roberts University golfer and current Stillwater resident Bill Glasson had the best round of the tournament by an Oklahoman, shooting a 70 to finish at 8-over par, the best of the local golfers.

Oak Tree’s Bob Tway had his best round of the tournament with a 72, finishing at 10-over par.

Willie Wood shot a 73 to finish at 13-over par, while Gil Morgan struggled with a 77 and ended at 14-over par.

Montgomerie becomes the fifth golfer to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year, joining Gary Player in 1988, Jack Nicklaus in ’91, Hale Irwin in ’98, and Roger Chapman two years ago.

Here is the complete scoreboard from the final round:

 

Position Player Today Thru Total Rounds Total

1 MONTGOMERIE, Colin SCO -2 F -5 65 71 74 69 279

2 SAUERS, Gene USA +2 F -5 69 69 68 73 279

T3 FROST, David RSA -1 F -1 71 71 71 70 283

T3 AUSTIN, Woody USA -1 F -1 72 70 71 70 283

T5 SLUMAN, Jeff USA +2 F Even 70 69 72 73 284

T5 SINGH, Vijay FIJ +2 F Even 69 71 71 73 284

T5 DAWSON, Marco USA +2 F Even 66 76 69 73 284

8 TRIPLETT, Kirk USA -2 F +1 69 72 75 69 285

T9 DURANT, Joe USA -4 F +2 71 73 75 67 286

T9 SENIOR, Peter AUS +1 F +2 73 73 68 72 286

T9 DUNLAP, Scott USA +6 F +2 69 68 72 77 286

T9 LANGER, Bernhard GER +6 F +2 69 69 71 77 286

13 BROOKS, Mark USA +1 F +3 68 71 76 72 287

T14 PERRY, Kenny USA -4 F +4 75 74 72 67 288

T14 TEN BROECK, Lance USA -1 F +4 70 69 79 70 288

T14 BYRUM, Tom USA -1 F +4 71 75 72 70 288

T14 KITE, Tom USA +1 F +4 73 70 73 72 288

T14 TOLEDO, Esteban MEX +2 F +4 73 70 72 73 288

T14 COCHRAN, Russ USA +2 F +4 70 74 71 73 288

T20 WALDORF, Duffy USA -2 F +5 75 73 72 69 289

T20 CHAPMAN, Roger ENG -2 F +5 79 70 71 69 289

T20 PATE, Steve USA -1 F +5 72 72 75 70 289

T20 ROBERTS, Loren USA +2 F +5 73 72 71 73 289

T24 COOK, John USA -5 F +6 79 69 76 66 290

T24 LEHMAN, Tom USA +1 F +6 72 69 77 72 290

T26 BRYANT, Bart USA -5 F +7 71 73 81 66 291

T26 PAVIN, Corey USA Even F +7 72 73 75 71 291

T26 MCCOY, Mike (a) USA Even F +7 74 74 72 71 291

T26 SKINNER, Sonny USA +2 F +7 73 70 75 73 291

T26 BRYANT, Brad USA +2 F +7 73 72 73 73 291

T26 ALLEN, Michael USA +2 F +7 73 73 72 73 291

T26 MEDIATE, Rocco USA +5 F +7 70 74 71 76 291

T33 HAAS, Jerry USA -2 F +8 78 71 74 69 292

T33 LANE, Barry ENG -1 F +8 74 69 79 70 292

T33 GLASSON, Bill USA -1 F +8 73 73 76 70 292

T33 FUNK, Fred USA +1 F +8 70 77 73 72 292

T33 HOCH, Scott USA +3 F +8 75 71 72 74 292

T38 O’MEARA, Mark USA Even F +9 75 74 73 71 293

T38 SUTHERLAND, Kevin USA +1 F +9 73 72 76 72 293

T38 WILLIAMS, Chris RSA +3 F +9 72 72 75 74 293

T38 GARWOOD, Doug USA +4 F +9 70 69 79 75 293

T38 SINDELAR, Joey USA +5 F +9 72 71 74 76 293

T43 TWAY, Bob USA +1 F +10 74 73 75 72 294

T43 RIEGGER, John USA +1 F +10 77 71 74 72 294

T43 TINNING, Steen DEN +3 F +10 72 75 73 74 294

T43 WILSON, Jeff (a) USA +4 F +10 70 76 73 75 294

T47 GOODES, Mike USA +1 F +11 73 76 74 72 295

T47 BROWNE, Olin USA +6 F +11 70 72 76 77 295

T49 ELKINGTON, Steve AUS +1 F +13 74 73 78 72 297

T49 WOOD, Willie USA +2 F +13 74 73 77 73 297

T49 SPITTLE, Rod CAN +4 F +13 71 78 73 75 297

T52 FAXON, Brad USA +1 F +14 74 75 77 72 298

T52 RANDOLPH, Sam USA +1 F +14 75 74 77 72 298

T52 MORGAN, Gil USA +6 F +14 72 76 73 77 298

T55 MAGGERT, Jeff USA +4 F +15 76 72 76 75 299

T55 VAUGHAN, Bruce USA +6 F +15 75 74 73 77 299

T57 BUHRMANN, Hendrik RSA +4 F +17 71 77 78 75 301

T57 BYRD, Robin USA +10 F +17 77 67 76 81 301

T57 COCERES, Jose ARG +10 F +17 75 74 71 81 301

60 GOLDING, Philip ENG +4 F +20 72 74 83 75 304

T61 NIELSEN, Lonnie USA +6 F +21 77 72 79 77 305

T61 SUTTON, Hal USA +7 F +21 77 71 79 78 305

T61 GREEN, Damon USA +9 F +21 74 75 76 80 305

64 ANDRADE, Billy USA +7 F +22 71 77 80 78 306

65 BLACK, Ronnie USA +10 F +23 71 77 78 81 307