McDowell and Monty endure tough start

The morning after the night before was not quite so successful for Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie and overnight leader, Ireland's Graeme McDowell.

The morning after the night before was not quite so successful for Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie and overnight leader, Ireland's Graeme McDowell.

Having finished his first-round 71 in The Heritage at Woburn with a birdie and then a 35-foot eagle putt, Montgomerie began the second round with a double-bogey seven.

The 41-year-old Scot, who sank the winning putt for Europe on Sunday, went into the trees down the right of the 505-yard hole. He had to take a penalty drop and then once he was on the green he three-putted.

At one over par he was six adrift of playing partner, Ireland's Graeme McDowell along with co-leaders Jose Manuel Lara of Spain and Australian Nick O’Hern. McDowell then bogeyed the short 11th.

Lara and O’Hern were among the afternoon starters.

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