Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Colin Montgomerie Is a Cheater! (Or Something)
If you have ever lived or visited the United Kingdom, you know one thing -- tabloids will do anything and everything to get some controversy going.
According to The Scottish Sun (which, I'm sure had a half-naked girl on the front cover with 84-point font covering her over-inflated breasts, which I'm not necessarily complaining about, just pointing out), Sandy Lyle has accused Colin Montgomerie of cheating all the way back in 2005, when I was a junior in college and nobody even knew who Barack Obama was. Timely, Mr. Lyle.
When asked whether walking off the course after just 10 holes at Royal Birkdale during the opening round of last year's Open due to the cold conditions may have cost him the job, Lyle invoked a 2005 incident in which many players accused Monty of bending the rules after a weather delay at the Indonesia Open.
"That is far worse than someone pulling out because of sore knuckles," Lyle said on Monday at Turnberry, site of this week's Open. "You have Monty dropping the ball badly -- that's what you would call a form of cheating. If anything was going to be held against Monty, you would think, 'Yeah, well that's a case where he was breaking the rules.' And there have been other times where he has been called in to see videos."
Apparently, Monty was playing a tournament in Jakarta (Ed Note: I just Googled Jakarta) and was thought to have improved his lie in a bunker. The rules official claimed he was innocent, and the Scottish hero even donated his fourth place winnings to freaking charity because of all the questioning.
No word yet from Colin on the issue, but I'm sure he will be super reserved and just avoid the issue all together ...
/waits a second
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I'm sure.