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Montgomerie named Golfer of the Year

Colin Montgomerie was voted the European Tour's golfer of the year for the fourth time in five years on Monday.

A panel of golf writers and Tour officials decided his achievement in winning the Order of Merit for an unprecedented seventh time and his efforts in the Ryder Cup in September put him ahead of British Open winner Paul Lawrie and U.S. Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

Sergio Garcia, the Spanish teenager, who broke through to finish runner-up to Tiger Woods in the U.S. PGA Championship, and Miguel Angel Jimenez were also contenders.

Montgomerie, 36, said: "I'm looking forward to all the majors next year. I go back to Augusta National now believing I can win if I putt well.

"The same goes for St Andrews and the Open while Pebble Beach and the U.S. Open obviously brings back good memories because I nearly won the U.S. Open there in 1992."