Lyle-Monty rift has life of its own


TURNBERRY, Scotland – The ongoing drama continues. No, not on the windswept links of Turnberry, but in the press between Colin Montgomerie and Sandy Lyle.

Lyle escalated the war of words on Thursday when he called Monty a “drama queen” in a radio interview. On Friday Lyle, who has taken a beating in the Scottish press, tried to put the issue to rest.

“He’s an emotional person,” Lyle said following a second-round 73 that assured he’d miss the cut. “He’ll get over it. He’s a big boy. I hope he goes out and shoots 68 today.”

Given the life the UK press has given this non-story, we can only imagine Saturday’s headline: “Lyle: Monty shoots big boy.”