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Montgomerie returns to winner's circle in Woburn

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Colin Montgomerie recorded his first professional win in six years at the Senior Masters © Getty Images
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Colin Montgomerie has recorded his first win on the European Senior Tour and his first professional victory in over six years after a six-shot triumph at the Senior Masters at Woburn.

Montgomerie finished well ahead of Paul Wesselingh and Miguel Angel Martin, scoring a final round of 70 to end the tournament ten-under-par and pick up the winner's cheque.

In only his third tournament on the Senior Tour, Montgomerie scored 68 in his first two rounds and, despite a pair of bogeys on the back nine of his final visit, was pleased to get back in the winner's circle.

"It feels great," Montgomerie said. "Anybody with any competitive blood in them knows that it is nice to win, to come out on top.

"This course has suited me down to the ground for years. I had a couple of great finishes on the main Tour - the Junior Tour, as I now call it - so it's nice to come back here and finally win.

"I've said it before but it is like a new lease of life turning 50 in golf. I can't think of any other sports where you take a new step on in your career at such an age and to have such a fine Tour, such an excellent brand, as the Senior Tour as part of that is brilliant so all credit to them for that."

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