Colin Montgomerie buries 50-foot par putt

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Not all par saves are created equal. With that, we present to you this fantastic 50-foot par putt Colin Montgomerie holed during the first round of the Open Championship at Royal Troon on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 5:31 a.m.

This week is a home game for Colin Montgomerie.

Monty, a three-time major winner on the 50-and-over circuit, reckons he could throw a ball from his childhood home to Royal Troon. In recognizing Montgomerie's close ties to Troon, the R&A scheduled him to hit the opening tee shot of the 145th Open Championship on Thursday.

Monty wasn't going to let that be the lone highlight of his day (and it wasn't much of a highlight anyway, considering he double bogeyed the hole).

At 2 under through 12 holes, check out this par saver Montgomerie knocked down on the par-4 13th:



Yeah. That works.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.