Cornered at the opening of Trump International yesterday, Monty told Martin Dempster he could relate to Andy Murray's tearful Wimbledon speech. And he also said we misunderstood him all those times he had a chance to win a major, and didn't.
“I don’t think I was understood. I was trying my hardest to beat the world’s best and win major championships. If it was that easy, I’d have done it long before now, believe me.
“It’s not easy and Andy showed humanity, if you like, that we hadn’t seen before and that was nice to see.
“I was tearful myself after a couple of losses in majors. The 1997 US Open at Congressional especially, as I felt I should have won that one [Ernie Els pipped the Scot by a shot]. I was tearful going home that night.