Thursday, January 26, 2012

"A storm's coming," says Colin Montgomerie, peering out over the Firth of Clyde toward the Isle of Arran.

Dressed in a baby-blue sweater and navy trousers that bunch up around his ample thighs, Montgomerie stands 4 under par, three strokes off the lead at the midway point of the 133rd British Open in Troon, Scotland, his boyhood home.

Before Saturday's third round he is flanked on the practice ground by coach Denis Pugh and caddie Andy Forsyth.

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"Two playoffs, that's very close," says Ryder Cup teammate Padraig Harrington. "That's a roll of a ball. People have played worse and won. But he should have got into contention more during those seven [Order of Merit] years. Eventually someone would have given him one."

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Montgomerie looked up. "Do you mean," he said, "that I'm not the most impressive player you've played with in a long time?"

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