COLIN MONTGOMERIE: I phoned Steve Leaney and said that I had spoke to Stevie. And Big Steve we'll call him for the sake of argument, it was up to big Stevie then. It wasn't a contractual arrangement, and that's what I was asking between the other parties. It's always difficult. There's never a good way of dealing with this situation but I felt I did the right thing. I asked my new caddie, Steve and then I phoned Steve Leaney and then I contacted Andy, so I did the whole thing in the proper order of events. And I hope Steve Leaney had a good day today without Big Stevie, if you like, and he did well.
Q. You must have ice in your veins, you just set your caddie, go around and shoot a score of 3-under.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yeah, I do.
Q. If Little Stevie, shall we call him --
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes.
Q. Said he was less than enamored about the way you dealt with it, would you be surprised? You say you felt you did it right. If he said he felt you didn't do it right, would you be surprised and disappointed? Shall I explain? He thought you should have rung him first before you spoke with the caddie. That was his viewpoint.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: That was his view. I thought I was doing it right. There's no point in me talking to Stephen Leaney without knowing that the caddie wanted to caddie for me in the first place, so I had to go to the caddie first, I felt, but let's not make this a big issue here, come on. These things happen, okay. Life goes on. And Steve Leaney, good luck to him. He shot 69 today, which is a hell of a score, because he caught me.
Q. He's caddying at the Memorial and U.S. Open --
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: That's why I asked him last night and that's why I had to do it last night, as opposed to the end of the week, mainly to give Steve Leaney a chance of finding an opportunity for next week as well. I thought I was doing the right thing, and if I haven't, I apologize, but at the same time, I don't feel I have to.
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