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Montgomerie not hopeful of ever winning in US

Colin Montgomerie has revealed he finds it hard to handle hostile crowds in America.

Speaking before next week's US PGA Championship in Kentucky - the final major of the year - Montgomerie said:

"To win in America will be very, very difficult for me. Not just winning the golf tournament but conquering the whole situation around me.

"Yes I would love to walk around as if I didn't care. But I do - and it shows."

Montgomerie told American magazine Golf World that he received more abuse during the US Open at Pebble Beach in June.

The Scot said: "I had just made an eight on the eighth hole and coming up the 11th this guy yells: `Any more snowmen recently Colon?

"I looked in the direction it came from and the guy said it again - it's just mindless stuff."

Despite dominating in Europe for much of the last decade, Montgomerie has failed to win a strokeplay tournament in the United States and fears the abuse will get worse if he does figure in an exciting finish against an American hope.

He added: "I get abused, my caddie gets abused and my family gets abused - and that's when I finish 20th."

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