Invesco QQQ Championship R4

Colin Montgomerie wins in playoff

November 01-03
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, California
$2,000,000


Colin Montgomerie won the Invesco QQQ Championship with a par on the first playoff hole after Bernhard Langer needed four strokes to get out of a greenside bunker.


Langer reached the par-4 18th green in six shots and Montgomerie two-putted for the victory to end the second of three events in the PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.

”How often does that happen with Bernhard?” Montgomerie said. ”I felt for him in that bunker there. It was on the upslope there. The downslope was awful. Look how deep that is. It’s big hole. Unfortunate for Bernhard.”

Montgomerie made a 40-foot birdie putt in regulation on 18 for a tournament-record 9-under 63.


”The one at the last was a massive bonus,” said Montgomerie, who started the day five strokes back.

Langer parred the final four holes for a 67, leaving a 15-foot birdie try short on 18.

Both found the narrow fairway in the playoff, Langer’s approach caught the left greenside bunker, leaving an awkward stance with the back lip of the bunker hindering his swing.

”It was a downhill lie with a big lip in front,” Langer said. ”It’s hell down there. You just can’t go down there. That bunker’s built very poorly. …. Just faded to the right. I was overaggressive. I was trying to make birdie and just pushed it about 5 yards.”

Montgomerie then hit his 174-yard approach to the middle of the green, leaving about 20 feet and won for the seventh time on the Champions tour.

The 62-year-old Langer has 40 senior victories, winning a playoff at Sherwood in 2017.

”It’s been a good week, played some good golf, played good at Richmond, played good here, so that’s encouraging,” Langer said. ”Finished fourth and second last two tournaments, so looking forward to next week. That’s all you can do. Playoff, I made one bad shot and paid the price. That was the worst place you could hit it. Anywhere left I have a shot down there.”


The top 36 players in the season standings move on to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Phoenix. Points leader Scott McCarron closed with a 77 to tie for 43rd at even par. Second-place Jerry Kelly shot 66 to tie for 10th at 8 under.

Montgomerie jumped from 12th to fourth, and Langer from fourth to third.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Colin Montgomerie
-14
69
70
63
202
2
Bernhard Langer
-14
70
65
67
202
T3
Tommy Tolles
-13
68
69
66
203
T3
Retief Goosen
-13
68
66
69
203
T5
Billy Andrade
-11
70
71
64
205
T5
Ken Tanigawa
-11
72
68
65
205
T5
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-11
66
70
69
205
T8
Fred Couples
-9
70
65
72
207
T8
Scott Parel
-9
70
66
71
207
T10
Jerry Kelly
-8
72
70
66
208
T10
Doug Garwood
-8
70
70
68
208
T10
Gene Sauers
-8
67
71
70
208
13
Tim Petrovic
-7
72
68
69
209
14
Chris DiMarco
-6
68
72
70
210
T15
Mark O’Meara
-5
70
72
69
211
T15
David McKenzie
-5
69
73
69
211
T15
Kenny Perry
-5
72
70
69
211
T15
Wes Short, Jr.
-5
72
70
69
211
T15
Jeff Sluman
-5
70
70
71
211
T15
Ken Duke
-5
69
71
71
211
T15
Joe Durant
-5
71
69
71
211
T15
Woody Austin
-5
66
73
72
211
T15
Steve Flesch
-5
71
68
72
211
T24
Tom Lehman
-4
73
70
69
212
T24
Tom Gillis
-4
67
72
73
212
T26
Kirk Triplett
-3
68
78
67
213
T26
Bart Bryant
-3
70
75
68
213
T26
David Toms
-3
74
71
68
213
T26
Corey Pavin
-3
73
67
73
213
T26
Brandt Jobe
-3
70
69
74
213
T31
Glen Day
-2
70
75
69
214
T31
David Frost
-2
73
72
69
214
T31
Paul Broadhurst
-2
72
72
70
214
T31
Doug Barron
-2
73
71
70
214
T31
Duffy Waldorf
-2
69
73
72
214
T31
Rocco Mediate
-2
71
71
72
214
T31
Jeff Maggert
-2
71
70
73
214
T31
Kent Jones
-2
73
68
73
214
T39
John Daly
-1
78
70
67
215
T39
Vijay Singh
-1
73
74
68
215
T39
Jay Haas
-1
73
73
69
215
T39
Paul Goydos
-1
71
75
69
215
T43
Tom Byrum
E
75
73
68
216
T43
Scott McCarron
E
70
69
77
216
T45
Lee Janzen
1
75
73
69
217
T45
Stephen Ames
1
71
76
70
217
47
Marco Dawson
3
70
75
74
219
48
Darren Clarke
5
77
71
73
221
49
Olin Browne
6
69
78
75
222
50
Tom Pernice Jr.
9
75
76
74
225
DQ
Billy Mayfair
E
66
76
142