Monty Back in Action Back in Scotland


European TourColin Montgomerie returns to action this week for the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
This will mark his third consecutive tournament in his native Scotland.
Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie is currently second on the European Order of Merit.
He tied for 18th in the Barclays Scottish Open three weeks ago, and then finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in the Open Championship.
Though the ovations may not crescendo as they did on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Montgomerie will nonetheless be the crowd favorite at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.
This will be Montgomeries third appearance in this event. He was fourth in his debut in 2003 and tied for 22nd last year. He last won in Scotland in 1999, at the Standard Life Loch Lomond (now the Scottish Open).
Montgomerie has yet to notch victory this season. His silver-medal performance at the Open Championship was his third runner-up finish of the year, and his second in his last three starts.
Miles Tunnicliffe is the defending champion. The Englishman earned his second career European Tour victory with a five-stroke triumph over Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell.
Tunnicliff avoided a fierce storm on Thursday by grabbing a share of the clubhouse lead early on and opened a five-stroke edge under windy conditions. On Saturday, when the sun was shining on the PGA Centenary course, Tunnicliff could not break par, but the clouds returned for the final round and the Englishman comfortably cruised to the title.
This is the seventh playing of the event. Past winners include: Warren Bennett (1999), Pierre Fulke (2000), Paul Casey (2001), Adam Scott (2002), Soren Kjeldsen (2003) and Tunnicliffe.
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