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.