Colin Montomerie is staying positive despite missing out on the Open for the first time in 22 years.
The 48 year old needed to finish joint second, but missed out by five shots. Montgomerie charged into the lead with 12 holes to play, however, and the burst of form has encouraged the Scot that his days of major Championship golf are not yet at an end.
Montgomerie, who has finished as runner-up in five majors during his long career, said: “I will keep trying. There’s nothing else to do.”
The 2010 Ryder Cup captain added: “I’ll start again and I’m a lot more hopeful than I was three weeks ago. It’s much better”.
Montgomerie has endured a bad run of form, including registering the worst score in Europe in 20 years at the Wales Open.
In his last three tournaments, however, Montgomerie has only shot two rounds over par.
“My putting has improved. That’s been the big difference lately.”
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