Lyle apologises -but perhaps too late

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Sandy Lyle issued an apology to Colin Montgomerie today (Tuesday) and said he hoped the pair were still friends - but there appeared to be little hope of that.

The damage had already been done by the time the former Open and Masters champion told a packed press conference ahead of the Open at Turnberry he regretted bringing up the "cheat" controversy Europe's Ryder Cup captain was involved in four years ago.