Colin Montgomerie has never been one to hold onto his anger, and the European Ryder Cup captain let loose once more following an incident at the end of his Spanish Open first round.
Mongomerie is seeking a first Tour victory on the European Tour since his last win in the 2007 European Open and the Scot had put together a solid opening effort in his opening round. Faced with a birdie putt on the last hole to finish up just four shots off the lead, Monty however ended up three-putting for a bogey, after a nearby tent began playing loud disco music.
“Is this a ****ing party or a golf tournament?,” Monty raged after he had signed for a one-under-par 71 which left him six strokes behind the early tournament leader Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, a possible candidate for Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup squad played alongside the Scot and lent his support to Mongomerie after the incident, but on the course the Spaniard could only muster a 73. It could have been a lot worse, however, after the Spaniard carded four birdies in his last five holes.
An opening round of 65 gave Argentinian player Gonzalez the early lead, with Englands Paul Waring a stroke behind following a round of 66.
With play still continuing, much of the field is still on the course.