The world’s leading senior players are gathering this week at Royal Porthcawl for the Senior Open Championship. Four years after staging the dramatic Ryder Cup, Wales will welcome an elite field including Colin Montgomerie, Tom Watson and defending champion Mark Wiebe. Also amongst the field is Bernhard Langer who is relishing opportunity to compete on the links course:
BERNHARD LANGER – I PLAYED WELL TEN DAYS AGO WHEN I LAST COMPETED THEN TOOK A WEEK OFF IN GERMANY, DIDN’T DO A WHOLE LOT, SO NOW I’M BACK TO PRACTICING AND GETTING MY GAME IN SHAPE AND TRYING TO GET USED TO THE CONDITIONS WE FACE HERE WHICH IS GENERALLY A LOT OF WIND, A VERY FIRM GOLF COURSE, A LOT OF WIND, DIFFERENT GRASSES, DIFFERENT SAND IN THE BUNKER SO HOPEFULLY GET OVER THE JET LAG AND THAT KIND OF STUFF.
More now on Rory McIlroy’s Open Win and players have been paying tribute to his stunning victory. Colin Montgomerie who was speaking at the Gary Player Invitational this week, said it was fantastic to see McIlroy lift the Claret Jug.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE - "WE'VE GOT SOMEONE NOW THAT IS REALLY WORLD, WORLD CLASS AND WHEN HE PLAYS LIKE THAT THERE IS VERY FEW THAT CAN BEAT HIM AND ALL CREDIT TO HIM. YOU KNOW SOME GOT CLOSE, A FEW GOT CLOSE, A COUPLE OF SHOTS, THREE SHOTS, BUT HE WAS ALWAYS JUST AHEAD WASN'T HE AND DELIGHTED TO SEE FOR HIM."
The trophy has already been on quite a journey so far after Rory promised to drink “everything and anything” out of the oldest trophy in golf. During his final night in Liverpool, this picture was tweeted of his mum and his friend filling up the jug with Jägermeister!
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