COLIN MONTGOMERIE broke his major duck on Sunday when he held off Tom Watson and Bernhard Langer to win the Senior PGA Championship.
The 50-year old Scot won the Seniors Tour event after going into the final round one shot ahead of the chasing pack but a final round of 65 was too good for the competition and he finished four shots clear.
Seen as one of the best players never to win a major on the European and PGA Tour, Monty came second five times in majors but was never able to get over the line.
“It has taken a long time to win a 72-hole stroke-play event,” admitted the eight-times European No 1, who is unable to count either winning the Andersen Consulting World Championship in 1988 or the Skins Game two years later as official victories in the US.
“It’s a very special moment for me and my caddie (Alistair McLean) as we’ve been together for 22 years,” added Montgomerie.
“We’ve been trying and I remember losing to Steve Elkington in the 1995 PGA Championship so it’s great to have finally broken my duck.”
This was Monty’s first victory in an ‘official’ event in America in 135 events.