Who won what and where: Monty masters Woburn againSeptember, 2015
Slattery claims timely win in Russia
European Senior Tour: Travis Perkins Masters – Colin Montgomerie
There were no surprises at Woburn as the Scot became the first player to win the same title in three straight years on both the European and Senior Tour.
Monty beat fellow Scot Ross Drummond at the second extra hole courtesy of an 18-footer, having birdied the 18th to make it into extra holes. Drummond’s closing hole was a different story, three-putting for a bogey. He has now played 615 events on both Tours without a victory.
Monty will now get to keep the trophy.
What he said: “How can you not feel sorry for someone who played the difficult holes so well? The 15th, 16th and 17th are all good, difficult golf holes and Ross did all the difficult stuff very well. You have to feel sorry for him getting so close.
“I always thought my performance at Wentworth in 1998, 1999 and 200 was the best I could do. So that was probably the ultimate accolade in my golfing career. But I have to say this comes extremely close to emulating that.”
European Tour: Russian Open – Lee Slattery
This was a second win on Tour for Slattery as he beat Tano Goya by a shot. The Argentinian led for much of the day but Slattery picked up three shots on the back nine and chipped in at the 17th. He then faced a three-footer at the last which he calmly sunk for a 69, Goya’s closing birdie not being quite enough.
Slattery’s first victory came at the 2011 Madrid Masters.
The 2014 champion David Horsey finished alone in third.
What he said: “It’s funny, the thing that’s been letting me down most has probably been my short game in the last few months, so I’ve worked so hard at that. To chip one in at such an important time meant so much and it shows that practice pays off eventually.
“Going back over the last year and a half off the golf course, I’ve got married, had a kid and moved house. My wife’s dad is very ill as well, so this is for him.”
Challenge Tour: Cordon Golf Open – Scott Arnold
This was a first win on European soil for the former World Amateur No 1 as he beat Daan Huizing by two shots in France.
The Australian put together a 68 having been three behind at the turn. But Huizing dropped three shots in four holes and Arnold had back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16.
England’s Sam Walker was one of five players tied for fourth spot.
What he said: “I think when I played the Open this year, it really helped me. That was really good, I felt pretty comfortable out there. I was a little bit nervous today but it was more that I had to focus on what I was doing and hit some targets. I looked at the leaderboard for the first time on my way to the 16th green and I saw that I had a two -shot lead, but I still had two holes to go so I was telling myself not to get carried away, because if you make one or two bad shots it can quickly turn into bogeys.”
Ladies European Tour: Helsingborg Open – Nicole Broch Larsen
The Dane claimed her first victory on the LET but it was more anxious than it appeared early on in her round.
Larsen had three birdies in her first six holes to go seven clear of the field but a bogey at 10 and a drive into the water at the 13th brought in Ashleigh Simon. Larsen then three-putted the penultimate hole and another bogey at the last was just enough.
The 22-year-old had led throughout the tournament and will now tee it up in next week’s Evian Championship.
What she said: “It was close. I got very nervous in the end. I played well at the start but the double bogey set me back. On the last four or five holes I was very nervous because I didn’t get into the flow. This win couldn’t come at a better place, here in Sweden with a lot of guys from home and after my second place in the Czech Republic, it’s just amazing.”