Colin Montgomerie, of Scotland, watches his drive from the 17th tee during the final round of the Senior Players Championship golf tournament in Belmont, Mass., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Montgomerie checked out OK after heading to the hospital with chest pai
Michael Dwyer
August 07, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Colin Montgomerie birdied three of the final four holes for an 8-under 62 and the first-round lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.

Montgomerie had nine birdies and a bogey at Canyon Meadows. The Scot successfully defended his title in the Senior PGA Championship in May for his third major victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Australia's Peter Senior was a stroke back. Corey Pavin was tied for third at 65 with Tommy Armour III, Michael Allen, Skip Kendall and Canada's Stephen Ames.

Defending champion Fred Couples opened with a 67. Last year, he chipped in for eagle for a course-record 61, then beat Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez also shot 67.

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