Colin Montgomerie successfully defended his Senior PGA Championship title at the French Lick golf course.
Monty picked up his third senior Major title, the Senior PGA Championship, with a final round -3 under par 69, for a tournament total of -8 under par, and a four shot victory.
He said he was mentally exhausted, the Pete Dye course drained everything from him;
“It was a difficult position to be in at the start of the day, being three ahead.”
“Nowhere to go but down, with every hole out there a potential double bogey. I could never relax. I could never relax at all.”
“Very, very tiring mentally. Every shot had to be executed or you could be in trouble. That’s a test and a half.”
“When I holed the putt at 12, I felt safe, I knew how tough that finish is.”
Esteban Toledo finished in second place, at -4 under par, he also carded a final round -3 under par 69. He said that Monty knows how to win;
“That’s what it takes. He knows how to win.”
“He loves the pressure. There’s nothing I could have done. It was a great week for me. The course was outstanding, the crowds were great. It was a great tournament.”
Not be out done on the last round Woody Austin finished third, at -3 under par on the day and in the tournament.