Bernhard Langer returns to the Rolex Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club this weekend to defend his title.
Last years win at Royal Porthcawl saw the 57 year old pull off the most dominant win in the history of the Senior Open with a win by 13 shots, a feat he will be keen to repeat this year.
A win at Sunnigdale means Langer will match the record of three wins held by Gary Player and Tom Watson.
Langer won’t have it all his own way this year as three times Senior Major winner Colin Montgomerie will be looking to improve on his second place finish behind Langer last year.
Montgomery currently leads the US Champions Tour standings arrives on the back of a sensational spell that has seen him win the last two US Senior PGA Championships and the 2014 US Senior Open. Montgomery has finished second or better in all of the last five Senior Major Championships played on the European Senior Tour.
Not to be ignored however, is Jeff Maggert who narrowly beat Montgomery in this years US Senior Open and is looking to be the first player since 1991 to win three majors in a season.
Tom Watson will also be looking for a record fourth Senior Open title which, after his emotional farewell at St Andrews last week will give him automatic exemption for next years Open at Royal Troon, an exemption he will gladly accept.
Other big names with every chance of adding their name onto the trophy include Miguel Angel Jiminez finished eighth last year and Fred Couples but Sunningdale is a course Colin Montgomery knows inside out and he is the man in form at the moment so if I had to back a winner I think it would have to be him.
Worth a look
Kevin Sutherland has finished in the top 10 in his last five outings.
Tom Pernice has finished in the top 10 in his last two Open appearances.
Mark O’Meara has produced three top fives this season.
Jeff Sluman finished seventh in the Senior US PGA Championship in May.
Jeff Hart has finished in the top 10 twice this year.
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