ECCO has announced that staff player Colin Montgomerie wore its World Class collection golf shoes while capturing the Smurfit Kappa European Open at The K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Montgomerie edged Sweden’s Niclas Fasth by a single shot thanks to a sterling final-round 65 to cap a four-day total of 11-under 269. The victory, his first in 19 months, moved the 44-year-old Scottish legend into first place all-time on the European Tour wins list with 31 career titles.
“After nearly two years of a dry spell it’s great to be back; you wonder if it’s ever going to happen again,” Montgomerie said. “I’m now one win above Nick Faldo, someone I have admired for many, many years.”
The win earned Montgomerie 593,580 euros and moved him into sixth place on the European Tour Order of Merit.
“It’s tremendous that Colin now stands alone as Europe’s all-time victories leader,” said Jesper Thuen, Sponsor and Event Manager, ECCO Golf. “This performance, especially coming just after his third place at the Open de France, really shows his game to be in top form.”
ECCO golf shoes are also worn in competition by international Tour stars Fred Couples, Aaron Baddeley, John Bickerton, Juli Inkster, Meena Lee, Candie Kung, Sophie Gustafson, Iben Tinning, Carin Koch, Linda Wessberg, Anna Rawson and others.