Sandy Lyle has continued to pursue his row with fellow Scot Colin Montgomerie, calling the Ryder Cup captain a “drama queen” over the cheating feud that erupted between the pair prior to this year’s Open Championship.

The war of words started when Lyle accused Montgomerie of “a form of cheating” at an event in Jakarta in 2005, the latter donating his prize money to charity following the resultant scandal.

An apology from Lyle did little to settle the matter, which has threatened to overshadow events at this week’s Open, with Montgomerie admitting his preparations has been affected.

And now Lyle has continued the row telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “We sometimes call him a bit of a drama queen. He’s probably milking it a bit.”

Montgomerie’s manager Guy Kinnings issued a statement on his client’s behalf.

“Colin has nothing to add and wants to distance himself from any issues Sandy has,” read the statement.

“He can’t, nor will he, get involved in this sort of thing. He just wants to get on with his golf. People say there is bickering going on but bickering requires two people.

“Colin can’t quite understand why he is being dragged into this.”

Meanwhile, Montgomerie in search of that elusive first Major, returned a one-over 71 in his first round at Turnberry.

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