Monty Scowsill says after his collapse in the Amateur Championship, he was “gutted right through to my soul.” Photo: David Cannon, R&A via Getty Images
Whenever England’s Monty Scowsill is meeting someone for the first time, he knows what to expect. As often as not, the other will begin by saying, “Aren’t you the chap who…” before his voice gives up on him.
At that point, the 25-year-old Scowsill will make a cheerful fist of putting whoever it is at ease. He explains that he is indeed the individual who was eight holes up after 17 holes in the final of last year’s Amateur Championship at Nairn – and still four up with four to play – before losing the match at the 38th to Laird Shepherd.
It cost him rather more than the trophy, as he missed out on an invitation to each of this year’s Masters, US Open and the Open Championship. Shepherd instead was the man on the receiving end of some of the amateur game’s finest perks.
Scowsill – who will play among the DP World Tour professionals this week in the new Ras Al Khaimah Championsh …