124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

So much for Monty's confidence

July 13, 2009

Here is what Colin Montgomerie said regarding his history with Turnberry in and what it bodes for his chances in the British Open:

"I relish competing on courses that give me happy memories. On the first tee next Thursday I will be at a slight advantage. I feel confident there and will go to Turnberry feeling good."

Here is what Montgomerie said following a final round of 73 at the Scottish Open on Sunday:

"It was a poor round again. Nothing to be positive about. I will go to Turnberry very late. Nothing else is working so why not try that. I'm ranked 200 in the world and 80-odd in the Race To Dubai so that says it all. I'm not expecting anything so neither should you."

-- John Strege