Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie picked up his first professional title in six years by winning the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters at Woburn by six strokes.

Montgomerie cruised home around the Duke’s Course with a final round of 70 to pick up his first European Senior Tour title in just his third start on the circuit. It’s his first victory since the 2007 European Open at the K Club.

With Montgomerie away and clear, there was a secondary battle to see who would finish as runner-up. In the end it was Spain’s Miguel Angel Martin, together with Paul Wessenlingh of England who closed with a superb 66.

“I’ve just nailed it today,” said Wessenlingh. “I played really well.”

Monty began the final round three clear of Carl Mason but, with a birdie and an eagle in his first five holes, he established a commanding advantage that wouldn’t be threatened for the rest of the round.

“It feels great,” said Montgomerie. “Anybody with any competitive blood in them knows that it is nice to win, to come out on top. This course has suited me down to the ground for years. I had a couple of great finishes on the main Tour – the Junior Tour, as I now call it – so it’s nice to come back here and finally win.”

Montgomerie is the third rookie in a row to win on the European Senior Tour, after Denmark’s Steen Tinning at the Berenberg Masters and Santiago Luna of Spain at the SSE Scottish Senior Open two weeks ago.

Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters
Duke’s Course, Woburn, England
Aug 29 – Sep 1, purse €355,000, par 72

1   Colin Montgomerie (Sco)   68   68   70   206   €52,299
T2   Miguel Angel Martin (Esp)   71   70   71   212   €29,636
T2   Paul Wesselingh (Eng)      74   72   66   212   €29,636
T4   Ross Drummond (Sco)      70   70   73   213   €17,468
T4   Carl Mason (Eng)         70   69   74   213   €17,468
T6   Angel Franco (Par)      73   74   67   214   €13,249
T6   Jamie Spence (Eng)      70   74   70   214   €13,249
8   Gary Wolstenholme (Eng)   74   72   69   215   €11,157
T9   Luis Carbonetti (Arg)      67   74   75   216   €9,065
T9   Andrew Oldcorn (Sco)      71   74   71   216   €9,065
T9   Ian Woosnam (Wal)      72   72   72   216   €9,065