Sandy Lyle last night reignited his feud with Colin Montgomerie, accusing the Ryder Cup captain of being a “drama queen hiding behind his manager.”
Earlier this week, Lyle brought up the “cheating” controversy surrounding Montgomerie four years ago in Indonesia. He apologised for jeopardising Montgomerie's Open preparation, but did not withdraw his comment that what the Scot did in Jakarta was “a form of what you would call cheating.”
“He should be a man about it and we’ll get together and sort it out over a couple of pints,” Lyle said. “Colin is Colin. We do sometimes call him a bit of a drama queen. You have got to get around to it and stop hiding behind your manager and come out and have a talk.”
After completing an opening round of 71, Montgomerie had spoken to his manager before declining to talk to reporters.
Asked about his chances of being named Ryder Cup vice-captain, Lyle added: “About as (good) as me hitting a 500-yard drive right now I think.”