Monty says his game is “pathetic”

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Colin Montgomerie is still searching for form as he heads into Monday’s 36-hole US Open qualifier at Walton Heath.

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie is still searching for form as he heads into the the UK-base, 36-hole US Open qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey.

A three-putt bogey six completed a closing 72 for a five over par total of 289 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Montgomerie, who has not had a top-10 finish in any tournament since June 2008, had also taken six on the controversial 18th in the third round and after that sounded down in the dumps about his game again.

On trying to earn a place in next month’s major at Pebble Beach – the course on which he was came third on his debut in 1992 – the 46-year-old Scot was clearly not building his hopes up.

“I feel duty-bound to play – I pulled out last year – and the incentive is there, but I’m not playing to the standard necessary,” he told Press Association Sport.

“My game’s just very bad. Really very bad. Pathetic.”

The Walton Heath field also includes his former Ryder Cup team-mates Darren Clarke, David Howell, Thomas Levet, Thomas Bjorn, Niclas Fasth and Jarmo Sandelin, plus Italian teenager Matteo Manassero.

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