The Latest: Monty says he might try for another British Open

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The Latest on the final round of the British Open (all times local):


1:45 p.m.

This was supposed to be a British Open farewell for Colin Montgomerie.

Now the 53-year-old says he hopes to qualify again for golf's oldest major championship.

Montgomerie accomplished his major goal at Royal Troon, which was making the cut on his home course. Playing with a marker in the first group, he shot 76 on Sunday and finished at 17-over 301 for the tournament.

Asked if he would attempt to qualify for another Open, Monty says he'd "love to try and do that again." That was a change in his thinking before the tournament, when he indicated he wouldn't go through qualifying again.

Even in tough conditions, Montgomerie breezed through the final round in less than three hours. He wishes that was the norm in golf, instead of players routinely taking four hours or more. He says "the sooner we get back to trying to play this game at a sensible pace, the better."


1:30 p.m.

Henrik Stenson takes a one-stroke lead into the final round of the British Open, looking to become the first male golfer from Sweden to win a major golf championship.

On another cool, rainy day at Royal Troon, it looks like a two-man showdown. Stenson leads at 12-under 201, while 46-year-old American Phil Mickelson is at 202.

The next player on the leaderboard is Bill Haas, six shots back.

Four Swedish golfers have won female major titles, led by Annika Sorenstam with 10 championships. No one has done it on the men's side.

Stenson is aiming to change that at age 40. This is the first time he's ever taken a lead into the final round of a major.

Mickelson hopes to become the second-oldest major champion in British Open history.