Colin Montgomerie wins Bear Mountain PGA event


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It was a sad day for golf yesterday when the King, Arnold Palmer passed away at age 87. The announcement came over the the Golf Channel, which was broadcasting Victoria's PGA event.

Meanwhile Scotsman Colin Montgomerie came from behind to win the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship trophy during a competitive day of excellent golf, which was won in a playoff.

On the third playoff playoff hole, Mongtomerie put down a 15-foot putt from the fringe of the green during to win the first time event.

In the playoff was American Scott McCarron who started the day off with a two-stroke lead on the field, but managed a 69 to finish play at 15-under for a total score of 198. Montgomerie's come-from-behind-day finished with a 67, four strokes under par.

“This was a great day for Great Britain,” said Montgomerie.

Apparently the playoff was not shown as the Golf Channel dedicated its focus to remembering Arnie.

Mongtomerie earned $375,000 for the win while McCarron pocketed $220,000. The total prize purse was over $250,000 – the largest ever for a Vancouver Island golf event.

Approximately 6,000 people per day viewed the event

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