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Langer happy with Montgomerie's new form

Colin Montgomerie's win at the Singapore Masters did not escape the attention of European Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer on Sunday.

Langer, playing at the Bay Hill Invitational, knew all about Monty's win and invitation to next week's Player's Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

"That's fantastic," Langer said. "It's great for him to be in the winner's circle again. I always thought he would play his way on to the team and, hopefully, he will.

"He's only 40 years old or so -- there's no way he's over the hill. Got a few more years left in him."

Montgomerie has played on the last six Ryder Cup teams for Europe and was a mainstay in 2002, winning 4-1/2 points on the way to a 15-1/2 to 12-1/2 European win at the Belfry.

Coming into this week, Montgomerie was 18th on the Ryder Cup and 20th on the World Ryder Cup points lists. He needs a top 10 spot on one of those lists to make sure of a place on the team.

"He would certainly be one of the guys that's been in a lot of Ryder Cups and has great memories from the last one and I'd love for him to be on the team as a senior player," Langer said.

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