Posted June 26, 2013 on AP on Fox
Colin Montgomerie is ready to get back to playing competitive golf. The newly minted Hall of Famer is so serious about it, he's switching continents. The 50-year-old Montgomerie will make his Champions Tour debut this weekend at the Senior Tour Championship. He plans to play regularly on the Tour hoping to rejuvenate a career that grew stale as the former second-ranked player in the world slipped in his late-40s. Montgomerie hasn't won a tournament in six years but is energized about the chance to work on a ''level playing field.'' The eight-time winner of the European Tour's Order of Merit says his game is in good shape and the slightly shorter nature of the courses on the Champions Tour is a good fit. The four-round championship begins Thursday.
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