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Oops! Donald Trump Confuses Colin Montgomerie for Major Winner

Photo: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Colin Montgomerie, of Scotland, watches his shot in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at the Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, June 28, 2015.(AP Photo/Rich

Donald Trump wants to make Colin Montgomerie great again.

So great, that Trump is adding 'major winner' to the list of Monty's accolades...only, Monty's never won a major championship.

Considered to be one of the greatest players without a major to his name, Monty has absolutely come close -- the World Golf Hall of Fame member was the runner up three times at the U.S. Open (1994, 1997, 2006) and once each at the Open Championship (2005) and PGA Championship (1995). His best result at the Masters was a T8 in 1998.

So when Monty tweeted a photo at Trump Turnberry expressing his excitement to play the new Ailsa Course, the de facto Republican presidential candidate only felt it proper to congratulate the Scot on his greatness. Trump's tweet has since been deleted, but here's a screenshot:



Donald Trump congratulated Colin Montgomerie on his major-winning play...only Monty has never won a major. The tweet has since been deleted.

To be fair, Monty is one of the greatest golfers in the world: his 31 wins on the European Tour, the fourth most of all-time, is nothing to slouch about. And, he does have three Champions Tour major wins under his belt. 

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