Monty hosting Legends at Trump International

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Monty hosting Legends at Trump International

 

Colin Montgomerie has signed up as host of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland.

The eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner and Ryder Cup legend will proudly be putting his name to the Legends Tour’s flagship event at the end of July when it returns to the Aberdeenshire venue.

 

Peter Baker won the 2023 event, which drew in record crowds who saw the former Ryder Cup player claim victory by six shots after rounds of 69, 66, 69 and 72 in a season where he won four times and went on to take the season long MCB Road to Mauritius title as well.

 

Montgomerie won the John Jacob’s trophy awarded to the winner of the Legends Tour Order of Merit in 2014 and 2015.

 

Tickets for this year’s event are available now at legendstour.com/tickets with a saving for buying in advance online against the gate price on the day.

Speaking about his new role, Montgomerie said: “I am thrilled and honoured to have become a host on the Legends Tour. Over 50’s golf brings together some great friendships and great competitiveness too, it is something I am immensely proud to be a part of.

“The strength of the Legends Tour comes from the players, and it is great to see how it has grown as a Tour over recent years since Ryan Howsam got involved.

“To be hosting the oldest Senior championship in Europe is a distinct privilege. The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship promises to be a fantastic event again this year, with it returning to Trump International Golf Links. The facilities are superb, and the course is incredible. It will provide a great test for the players, while displaying a stunning spectacle for those watching on.

“I cannot wait for the tournament week, where I will be doing my best to be a good host, while also focussing on competing against a very strong field.”

 

Phil Harrison, CEO of the Legends Tour, said: “Colin Montgomerie is a name synonymous with European golf and the success it has enjoyed over the past forty years. We are delighted to have Colin on board as a host on the Legends Tour as we look to take it to the next level and continue our growth over the past four years. Having a marquee name to host our flagship event makes things extra special. The Staysure PGA Senior Championship is a week which all our members want to be a part of. The return to Trump International Golf Links where we enjoyed such a great event in 2023 and now with Colin hosting makes it a week to savour this summer.”

 

Sarah Malone, Executive Vice President, Trump International, Scotland, said “We are truly honoured to welcome Colin back to Trump International Golf Links, Scotland where he helped launch our magnificent links with President Trump in 2012. We are thrilled to host The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship for a second year and can think of no better host for this fantastic tournament featuring so many great legends of the game.”

 

The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will be staged at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire from July 31 to August 4 with Major champions among the names set to be confirmed over the coming days and weeks.

 

The par-72 championship course was designed by Dr Martin Hawtree and opened in 2012. It features two loops of nine holes nestled in amongst the Great Dunes of Scotland with views of the Aberdeenshire coastline and the North Sea. It is a truly stunning award-winning golf course, where each hole has its own distinct characteristics and unique features.

 

The Legends Tour 2024 schedule starts in May and features 20 tournaments across four continents with a prize fund of more than €18 million.

 

Tickets are on sale at www.legendstour.com/tickets with spectators saving against the gate entry prices by buying online now.