Colin Montgomerie looked weary as he trudged up the 18th green yesterday. The thought that he hadn't won a title this year weighed the Scot down, especially as he knew one more chance had been wasted. Only three more tournaments remain in 2006 for Montgomerie to maintain a proud streak of having won a title every year since 1993. But time is running out for last year's Hong Kong Open champion, who wearily admitted his streak could come to an end. 'I can't win this year. I'm not playing well enough,' said a frustrated Montgomerie after he finished the final round with an even-par 70, which added to his earlier rounds of 69, 66 and 70 saw him total five-under 275. 'I'm a bit tired - I'm looking forward to the end of the year,' said Montgomerie after his final round of three birdies and three bogeys. Two of his bogeys came on the back stretch, successive dropped shots at the 15th and 16th holes. He was in no mood to talk about his failed defence. It must have been more galling for Montgomerie as he had been nicely placed at the halfway stage when he shot a second-round 66 to be just five shots off the pace. But then everything went wrong. Monty also had his share of problems meeting his obligations off the course. He blew his top on Friday at the scheduling of a coaching clinic 21/2 hours after his round had finished. Last year, Montgomerie was gift-wrapped the title when South African James Kingston self-destructed on the last hole. Europe's Ryder Cup star has travelled to Asia these past few years to keep his win streak alive. Twelve months ago he won his only title of the year at Fanling. In 2004, he found success at the Singapore Masters. In 2003, it was an enjoyable spin around the Coloane circuit at the Macau Open and the year before, he won the TCL Classic in Dongguan, China. Always Asia had given him what he wanted. 'I haven't won this year and I want to change that in a hurry and win just in time for the calendar year,' Montgomerie said before the tournament began five days ago. It was the good old days - when Monty was cheery and not grumpy.He will play tournaments at Sun City, Barbados and Los Angeles before taking his Christmas break. 'This is the last [opportunity to win] on the European Tour, I suppose,' he said. 'The other two are smaller fields, one is 12 and the other is 16, but I would classify Sun City as a win; the bank balance would say it.' Money is not a problem - he has won US$17,568,698 since turning professional in 1987. But if he doesn't win this year, it is his ego that will hurt for the man who holds the dubious distinction of being regarded as one of the best golfers not to have won a major.