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Player: Monty up for rude awakening on senior Tour


It won't be a cake walk.

That was the message Gary Player had for Colin Montgomerie about golf on the senior circuit.

Monty, who will become eligible to participate on the Champions Tour next season, has high expectations.

“I may as well come clean and say I am tempted by the idea of a senior grand slam," Monty wrote in his recently published autobiography.

Player himself scored the senior slam in his career, becoming the only man to have done it.

The South African tactfully cast his own doubts about Monty’s chances at emulating his accomplishment… although with some hesitance.

“[Former US Open champion] Tommy Bolt said if you say the wrong thing you get the front page, if you say the right thing you get the back page. I think that’s the case here," Player said, according to The Scotsman.

“Obviously, you just have that ambition but I really don’t think he knows how tough it is. Colin is a wonderful golfer and sure he might do it. But – and I’m not boasting – there is only one man who has won the senior grand slam and that’s me. Palmer, Nicklaus and Watson have all tried and it’s not that easy.”


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