Q. Is there a sense of relief, both winning your first tournament this season?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: No, I'm not out for that at all. I'm just glad that I've started to perform again. I'm keen to go after some injuries through the year and I'm glad that the Ryder Cup was a great success, for us, as well, Bernhard and I. I think it's most appropriate that we do share this trophy.
BERNHARD LANGER: It's always great to win. There's nothing that compares to winning. Obviously, I have not won this year, but it's great to win, whether I win it on my own or whether I share it with Colin.
As I said earlier, I could not think of a better guy to share this with, and I do mean that. We've had a wonderful Ryder Cup week where both of us were never down in any of the matches. I think it's very appropriate to win one of the greatest tournaments that we have on our tour together.
Q. You've ended the season on a high, with the Ryder Cup, now here, you apparently seem to be fit again. You admired your name on the Volvo Order of Merit coming in; is an eighth one there?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Of course it is, if I perform. I haven't performed consistently well as I did for seven years. I've performed okay in fits and starts. May was good and September was good and October wasn't bad, but at the same time, there's other months included and that's what I was doing for seven years. I was doing that for 80-odd months, I was performing consistently well.
BERNHARD LANGER: He'll be playing with Hogan equipment the next three years; he'll be winning three more voice mails. (Laughter.)
Q. You've both said this is a great tournament, and it clearly is, do you not think it should have been brought to a finish?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: It was brought to a finish.
Q. Nobody won.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: But nobody lost. It was brought to a finish. I think this is the most appropriate way, this tournament, this year, and this way should have finished between Bernhard and I. I didn't want to beat him and he didn't want to beat me. I think it was very appropriate the way it was finished this year. Very appropriate, and I think it's only right that we share this trophy, and then we go on and hopefully we'll start an hour earlier next year.
Q. Will you be back to defend next year?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: God willing, we both will.
Q. Who gets the trophy for the first six months?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: There's another trophy being made.
Q. Should they have started earlier today?
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: That's not for me. I'm not -- but of course, you would have this had -- you would have had a final result if we had started an hour earlier, possibly. But the way we were going --
BERNHARD LANGER: It's all done by television, isn't it.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Television dictates. But the way we were going, I think we would have been out there for a while.
GORDON SIMPSON: Gentlemen, well played, both of you. You deserve it. Thank you.
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