Monty Hopes to Find Way at Wentworth


Colin Montgomerie looks to get his season started this week at the Volvo PGA Championship.
It was at the Wentworth Club last year that the big Scotsman made European Tour history when he claimed the PGA for the third time in as many years. Prior to his win, Nick Faldo was the last to win three times in succession on the tour, when the former World No. 1 took the 91, 92 and 93 editions of the Murphys Irish Open.
Since Montgomeries triumph last year, however, he has yet to do much of anything anywhere.
For the first time since 1992, he did not win the Volvo Order of Merit money title. Lee Westwood instead garnished the honors, knocking off Montgomerie from the pedestal upon which he sat for seven straight years.
And of this season, Montgomerie has missed two cuts in the six events he has played, and has only made two top-10 finishes, last week being one of those, when he finished T10 in the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open, nine shots behind eventual winner Tiger Woods.
Fortunately for Monty and the rest of the European regulars, Woods wont be in attendance this week at Wentworth. He will be flying home to the States in preparation for the upcoming Memorial Tournament at the end of the month.
Should Montgomerie get back into the winners circle, however, he will have to beat out some other powerhouses on the tour. Westwood, Daren Clarke and Andrew Coltart ' all of whom finished second to Montgomerie last year ' will be on hand.
So too will Michael Campbell, who played brilliantly during the first two rounds of the Deutsche last week, but faltered on the weekend to finish four back of Woods.
Campbell will join World No. 3 Ernie Els and No. 6 Vijay Singh in quest of the total prize money of 3,267,159 euro, 544,521 of which will go to the winner.