After his stellar opening 69:
Q. A couple years ago one of the magazines on this side of the ocean embarked on a be nice to Monty campaign.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes, it was super, after Bethpage Black.
Q. Are people being nice to Monty?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes, it was fine. I had a lot of support. We had a nice group, as well, John Cook and David Duval. We had a good group today, and there was no troubles or problems or whatever the case may be. I didn't need my Golf Digest badge, thank goodness. They made 25,000 of them. I don't know why they made so many (laughter). I think they gave me all the spares, and I think there's only two short (laughter).