Euro Senior Tour, Magical Monty In Moscow. September 08 2014

White Dragon Golf Magical Monty claims the Russian Open on the Euro Senior Tour at Moscow Country Club. [caption id="attachment_6689" align="alignnone" width="600"]Russian Open Championship Magical Monty in Moscow / Getty Images[/caption] Colin Montgomerie shot a -7 under par 65 in the last round of the Russian Open Championship (Seniors) at Moscow Country Club to take the trophy by three shots with a -14 under par total. Coming from a wire to wire win last week Monty is truly in form; " I have had a lot of good runs of form over the years but I think this is right up there with the best of them." “I think I’m playing as well as I have ever done right now. A year ago I said I wasn’t driving as well as I did when I was winning my Order of Merit titles but that’s not the case anymore." “I hit 28 fairways out of 28 the last two days and you can’t do any better than that. I’m shorter now than I used to be but that’s the only difference. I’m playing as well through the green as I have ever done and I’m also holing out just like I did when I was younger." “It was a lot of fun out there today. It was a dream start to my year with three wins in my first four starts on the European Senior Tour and now it has just got better." “I have played well all week but the difference today was that I got off to a much better start. I was two behind Tim (Thelen) overnight, but I put a bit of pressure on him with four birdies in the first five holes and then played solid golf after that." “I finished fourth here last year so I was determined to do better than that, it has been a great week. It’s a fantastic course and I’m already looking forward to coming back next year to defend." “It was also great to play in the last group with Tim. We were room-mates at Houston Baptist University but I don’t think we have played golf together like that for about 28 years. It was super to compete with him again like we used to do at college.” Second place went to Canadian Rick Gibson, a final round -5 under par 67 gave him the position on his own, and is now in third place on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit; “It’s an old cliché but all I try to do now is to keep out of my own way. I drove into the bunker but I managed to hit a six-iron to about ten feet and then hole the putt."  “I have got a lot of belief in my golf at the moment but that wasn’t always the case. There was a while when I was far too hard on myself but I have learned to relax and go with the flow."