Colin Montgomerie is back in Dubai this week, with son Cameron on caddie duty

Colin Montgomerie relives his unforgettable driver off the deck in Dubai as Desert Classic celebrates its 30th anniversary

  • Colin Montgomerie is back in Dubai for the 30th Desert Classic this week
  • His dramatic victory there in 1996 remains one of his career highlights
  • He hit a driver off the deck over water on the 72nd hole to set up the win
  • Montgomerie also had plenty to say this week on Ian Poulter and Trackman

The best shot Colin Montgomerie ever played? As he stands in the middle of the 18th fairway here at the Emirates Course and tries to replicate it, his appreciation only grows.

Imagine the guts it takes when you’re leading a tournament by a stroke playing the par-five final hole, and the requirement to clear the water with your second shot is a driver off the deck into the breeze? No wonder there’s a plaque marking the spot where, in the 1996 Dubai Desert Classic, Monty pulled it off to win.

‘Every time anyone asks me what’s the best shot I ever hit, it’s a very easy answer,’ said the Scot. ‘That one.’

Colin Montgomerie is back in Dubai this week, with son Cameron on caddie duty
Colin Montgomerie is back in Dubai this week, with son Cameron on caddie duty

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