Monty slams ‘poor’ US Open greens

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Colin Montgomerie has expressed his displeasure at the greens of Chambers Bay golf course, where the 2015 US Open will take place on Thursday.

The Scot, who qualified for the second major of the year by winning the US Senior Open last year, said that the greens will be the toughest part of the course as it will affect the putting game of many players.

“The greens themselves, that is the poorest part of this,” he told skysports.com.

“I don’t want to be critical in any way, because of everything that has been done here. But the greens are very, very poor. The quality of the surface of the greens is extremely poor. That is going to take away the consistency of the putts.”

The Hall of Fame golfer thinks that the quality of golf will suffer because of the links-style based course and that he is disappointed at the fact that such a challenging course is not up to standard.

“The 10-footers that you see people hole all the time, that won’t be happening this week. The greens are extremely poor,” Montgomerie added.

“A course of this demanding nature had to be in perfect condition and unfortunately it is not.”

The 51-year-old does seem to think, however, that he has every chance of succeeding at the US Open despite not being at his physical peak.

“There is nothing different. I was overweight then, I am overweight now so there is no difference! I am actually swinging the club well,” he joked.

“I am playing as well as I ever have, I am playing as well as I did in the 90s.”

The experienced Glaswegian golfer has said that he and the rest of his competitors are all eager to see how things pan out on this tricky course.

“It is just a matter of trying to get round this course but I speak to 155 other guys as well and we are all a bit anxious about what is going to happen,” Montgomerie remarked.

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