Monty predicts a double for Tiger

Monty predicts a Tiger double

Scot thinks Tiger will be back with two major wins in 2012

Colin Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie feels Tiger Woods will get right back to his best in 2012 and predicts he will win two of the four majors on offer this year.

Montgomerie will tee it up in Abu Dhabi this week with one of the strongest fields ever assembled for an event on the European Tour, with Woods one of those big guns involved.

The former world number one showed signs of getting his form back at the end of last year, ending his long title drought and finally returning to full fitness.

Now he starts 2012 fully healthy for a change, which Woods has already said will make a real difference, and Montgomerie is a firm believer that he will be back at the top of the golfing world again.

The European Ryder Cup captain, who never managed to win a major, thinks Woods will add to his tally of 14 by winning both the Masters and the Open this year.

“I think he’ll win two this year, I really do,” Montgomerie told Sky Sports News when asked if he thought Woods would win a major.

A short conversation with Woods on the driving range in Abu Dhabi was enough for Montgomerie to believe that he will take half of the major prizes in 2012.

“This week’s interesting for him. I asked him on the range if he’d been practising over the winter and he says ‘what do you think?’ So that says it all really.

“He doesn’t like being number 20-odd in the world so I expect great things from Tiger this year.

“I’m so looking forward to the Masters, to commentate there anyway, but to see him up against our top four will be so exciting at the Masters.

“But I think he’ll win before that, and if he does win before that then game on at the Masters, that’ll be so exciting.

“I don’t think Olympic Club is set up for him at the US Open, I don’t feel Kiawah is that great a course for him, but I think Lytham and the Masters are set up for him and I think he’ll win both of them, I really do.”