Self-esteem '˜through the roof' as Colin Montgomerie wins in Denmark

Colin Montgomerie came from four shots behind as he fired a five-under-par round of 67 to win the inaugural Shipco Masters promoted by Simon's Golf Club yesterday.

Colin Montgomerie shows off his Shipco Masters trophy after his victory in Denmark. Picture: Getty.

The Scot, right, who had not won in Europe since 2015, fired an eagle and five birdies in his final round at Kvistgard in Denmark, to finish with an 11-under, three-round total of 205, three shots ahead of English duo Barry Lane and Paul Eales.

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“It feels superb, absolutely superb. It means as much as any of the wins on the European Tour or wherever it might be, this is superb, it really is,” said Monty, a 31-time European Tour winner. “There were 60 guys starting and you’ve ended up at the top of the pack – the self-esteem goes through the roof when you win. It has given me a lot of confidence to go forward now for the rest of the year.

“I needed something in the mid-60s – I knew that. Anytime you score 67 it can’t be that bad, you can’t be playing on the Tour badly, so two 67s was good. I needed that after a disappointing first round 71.

“The eagle at the seventh was the key shot of the round. That changed things and I thought let’s just try to play around this course and do things properly and I was three under from then on, so that was good golf.”