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Emphatic victory for Monty

Colin Montgomerie continued his superb form on the European Senior Tour as he strolled to a 10-shot victory in the Travis Perkins Masters at Woburn Golf Club.

The Scot started the third and final round with a four-shot advantage over American Mike Cunning and it looked set to be a close contest in the early stages.

In fact there were only two shots between the pair when Montgomerie bogeyed the third hole and Cunning drained a birdie at the fifth.

However, Montgomerie birdied the sixth and then pulled further and further clear, eventually signing for a five-under 67 which left him on 12-under 204 for the tournament.

Austrian Gordon Manson (67), Switzerland's Andre Bossert (71) and American Tim Thelen (71) shared second place back on two under.

Cunning (74) finished in a tie for fifth with Peter Fowler of Australia (72) on one under.

Montgomerie claimed his maiden Senior Tour victory at Woburn last year – by six shots – and he has now won four Senior Tour events after also winning the US Senior PGA Championship and US Senior Open this year.

He told the European Tour's official website: "I'm delighted to come back here and successfully defend this great title.