Colin Montgomerie shot a bogey-free final-round 63 then edged Bernhard Langer in a playoff to win the Invesco QQQ Championship.
Montgomerie finished his final day in California with one eagle and seven birdies, highlighted by a 40-foot birdie on the final hole to tie Langer at 14-under par, and force overtime.
On the first overtime hole (No. 18), Montgomerie made par as Langer struggled to get up and down out of a greenside bunker. The victory was Montgomerie’s seventh of his Champions Tour career and improved his playoff record to 3-0.
The victory earned Montgomerie $305,000 and 610,000 Schwab Cup points. He will enter this week’s finale at Phoenix Country Club ranked No. 4 on the points list.
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Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 220 lbs
Birthdate: June 23, 1963 (age 56)
Native: Glasgow, Scotland
Resides: Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland
College: Houston Baptist University
Final Top 3
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Colin Montgomerie -14 (-9)
2. Bernhard Langer -14 (-5)
3. Tommy Tolles -13 (-6)
3. Retief Goosen -13 (-3)
Monty’s Winning Numbers
Driving: 270.5 (36th)
Fairways: 32/39, 82.1% (11th)
Greens: 42/54, 77.8% (7th)
Putts/GIR: 68/1.619 (1st)
Par-3: +1 (2 Birdies, 11 Pars, 1 Bogey, 1 Double)
Par-4: -4 (6 Birdies, 16 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par-5: -11 (1 Eagle, 9 Birdies, 8 Pars)
Total: -14 (1 Eagle, 17 Birdies, 35 Pars, 3 Bogeys, 1 Double)
Monty’s Career Champions’ Victories
2019 Invesco QQQ Championship
2017 SAS Championship
2017 Japan Airlines Championship
2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship
2015 Senior PGA Championship
2014 U.S. Senior Open
2014 Senior PGA Championship
Q. I heard you say when you woke up this morning you really weren’t thinking —
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: “As I said to John, when you wake up five behind, you look at who’s ahead of you and if there’s a rookie five ahead or there’s only one person between you and ahead, there’s an opportunity if that person has a poorer day, but not when you think of Jimenez, Langer, Goosen and then all the top American players as well.
“There’s a number of good players ahead. It was a good leaderboard, and actually this course was always going to have a good leaderboard. It’s a good golf course, good leaderboard, they tend to go together. No, I didn’t think of winning, to be honest.
“But after — to be 4 under after five, as I said to John there, 4 under after five and got myself in a position, okay, well, there’s half a chance here. Four under after five, yeah, it was good.”
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