The usually surly-looking Montgomerie (or Mrs. Doubtfire, as many know him) is on making a bid to return to the ranks of the world’s top golfers. He played well last week in Singapore, an extension of his strong play last fall and at the Ryder Cup. There’s a story about it here.
While I used to dislike Monty and his whining, I’ve come to appreciate his silky swing and the fact that, if you catch him in a good mood, he can be one of the most charming interviews around. I also like the look of disgust on his face last weekend when Nick Dougherty got a free drop into the short rough from a nasty-looking bunker. It showed Monty is on his game and now with the separation from his wife appearing more distant, look for Montgomerie to have a strong year.