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Tour News (posted 7th October 1998)

Monty and Westwood target 1 million European Tour record

London - Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood are on the verge of creating history if either of them win the end-of-season Volvo Masters and passing 1 million in official money in a single season on the European Tour.

Montgomerie ansd Westwood, seperated by 45,000 in the Volvo Ranking, have won 760,077 and 714,811, respectively this season.

If Monty wins the 1 million Volvo Masters, which takes place at the end of the month at Montecastillo, he will earn 166,000 first prize and a further 170,000 from the Volvo bonus pool to take his winnings to 1,096,077.

Victory for Lee Westwood, the defending champion, would lift his earnings total in the European Tour season to 1,050,811.

Montgomerie, who is seeking a record sixth successive Volvo Ranking title, set the record for official money in a single season with 875,146 in 1996.