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Encyclopedia > Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
Personal Information
Birth June 23, 1963 (1963-06-23) (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Flag of Scotland Scotland
Wife Eimear Wilson (1990 - 2006; divorced)
Children Olivia, Venetia, and Cameron
Residence Oxshott, Surrey, England
College Houston Baptist University
Career
Turned Pro 1987
Current tour European Tour (joined 1988)
Professional wins 38 (European Tour 30, others 8)
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters T8: 1998
U.S. Open 2nd/T2: 1994, 1997, 2006
British Open 2nd: 2005
PGA Championship 2nd: 1995
Awards
European Tour Order of Merit winner 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005

Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer often referred to by his nickname 'Monty'. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He is renowned also for both his extraordinary Ryder Cup performances as well as the dubious distinction of being the greatest player never have to won a major championship after finishing runner-up on five occasions. Image File history File linksMetadata ColinMontgomerie. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation) George Square and Glasgows City Chambers Glasgow is Scotlands largest city, located on the River Clyde in West Central Scotland. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Oxshott is a village in Surrey, England with a growing population of around 1,501. ... Should not be confused with Surry. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Houston Baptist University is a university located in Houston, Texas. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... // The PGA European Tour, is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ...

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Biography

Although Scottish by birth and ethnicity, he was raised in Yorkshire, England, where his father James was Managing Director of Fox's Biscuits.[1] Colin spent a number of years at the Ilkley Golf Club where he was tutored by the past professional Bill Ferguson. He was educated at both Leeds Grammar School and Strathallan School, Perthshire. His father would later become the secretary of Royal Troon Golf Club, one of Scotland's most famous clubs. Montgomerie became one of the first British golfers to go to a United States college, attending Houston Baptist University. In later years, many top young British golfers (e.g., Luke Donald) would follow Monty's path to United States universities. But Monty soon realised Houston Baptist University was not for him and escaped by "shinning down the drainpipe outside his dorm." Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Foxs is a biscuit and confectionery company from the UK. They are the makers of Sports Biscuits, invented by David Glen in 1983. ... Leeds Grammar School was a Public School situated in Leeds in operation between 1552 and 2005. ... Strathallan School is an independent boarding and day school in Scotland for boys and girls aged 10-18. ... Perthshire (Siorrachd Pheairt in Gaelic) was a county in central Scotland, which extended from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. ... Royal Troon Golf Club is a golf course located in Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Houston Baptist University is a university located in Houston, Texas. ... Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ...


He won three important Scottish amateur tournaments — the 1983 Scottish Youths Championship, the 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship, and the 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship. He also played for Scotland twice in the Eisenhower Trophy (1984 and 1986) and for Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup twice (1985 and 1987). The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...


Career outline

Montgomerie turned professional in 1988, and was named the Rookie of the Year on the European Tour that season. He quickly developed into one of Europe's top pros, making his Ryder Cup debut in 1991. He finished first on the European Tour Order of Merit every year from 1993 to 1999 (a record for most consecutive Orders of Merit) and has thirty victories on the tour, including the 1998, 1999, and 2000 European PGA Championships. He first reached the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings in 1994 and was ranked number 2 at his peak. In his prime Montgomerie was considered one of the best drivers of the golf ball in the world and became a very precise iron player, often able to judge the distance he hit the ball exactly from long range. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


His form fell away gradually in the new millennium, partly due to marriage problems, and his ranking slumped to 82nd in the world, but he came back strongly in 2005, winning a record eighth European Tour Order of Merit and returning to the top ten in the World Rankings.[2] Late in 2005 he became the first man to win 20 million Euros on the European Tour - topping the European Tour's all time highest earners list. “EUR” redirects here. ...


After reforming his partnerhsip with caddie Alastair McLean in 2004, the pair spilt again on 10 June, a week before the start of the US Open. The reasons were claimed to have been brought to a head by his poor showing at the Austrian Open, and a third round 73 at the Welsh Open.[3] shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006 For the tennis tournament, see Austrian Open (tennis). ... The Welsh Open is a professional snooker tournament. ...


At the end of 2004, Montgomerie was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours. He represents the Turnberry resort in Scotland, where there is a Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy. The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... Turnberry is a golf resort on the Atlantic Coast of Scotland. ...


Major Championships

Montgomerie is generally considered to be the best golfer never to have won a major championship after finishing in second place on 5 separate occasions. During what most consider to be his best years in the 1990’s Montgomerie had several close shaves. A third place at the 1992 US Open would trigger several good performances in the event over the coming years. Indeed, it is at the US Open where Montgomerie has certainly come closest to breaking his major duck. He lost in a 3- man play-off to Ernie Els in 1994 at Oakmont (a play-off which also included Loren Roberts). Famously Montgomerie was left with only one shirt to play in during the Monday play-off, a dark tartan design, which did not help his cause in the very hot playing conditions. Others have felt this excuse lame and it is felt responsible for his further estrangement from fans. It must be noted that the area around Oakmont and Pittsburgh abounds with department stores and specialty golf stores—each with abundant and appropriate wearing apparel. In addition, American luxury hotels are most anxious to meet the demands of their guests. He shot 78 to Els and Roberts 74, Els eventually winning at the 20th extra hole.


Ernie Els was once again to get the better of Montgomerie 3 years later at Congressional Golf Club. Montgomerie’s 65 in the opening round is considered to be one of the finest rounds in US Open history, but a bogey on the 71st hole 3 rounds later sent Montgomerie 1 behind Els who parred the last to win.


It is at the 2006 US Open however where Montgomerie had his best chance to win his elusive first major. He stood in the middle of the 18th fairway in the final round having sunk a 50 foot birdie putt on the previous green which took him into the lead. During the wait on the 18th fairway for the group in front to finish Montgomerie switched his club from a six iron to a seven, assuming adrenaline would kick in. He hit a poor shot, coming up short and right into the thick rough. He pitched on and then 3 putted from 30 feet to lose the tournament by 1 stroke.


At the 1995 USPGA championship Montgomerie birdied the last 3 holes of the Riviera course in the final round to tie Elkington at 17 under par. In the play-off after hitting the better drive and second Montgomerie missed his putt where Elkington holed from 35 feet to pip him seemingly unfairly to the post.


Montgomerie has never performed well at the Masters tournament, his best finish being tied 8th in 1998. Some would say not surprisingly as great putting is not a strong feature of his game (this generally considered to be imperative in performing well at Augusta).


At the Open Championship it is only in recent years that Montgomerie has shown signs of competing at this championship. He started brightly in 2001 at Lytham and St Annes with an opening 65 and still remained ahead after 36 holes, but fell away over the weekend. He was also in contention with 2 rounds to play at Muirfield in 2002 and Troon 2004, but failed to capitalise and finished mid way down the field. His best finish in the Championship came in 2005 where he finished second to Tiger Woods, who beat him by 5 shots.


Ryder Cup and other team golf

Montgomerie practicing before the 2004 Ryder Cup
Montgomerie practicing before the 2004 Ryder Cup

Despite his dissapointments in the majors Montgomerie is heralded as one of the greatest Ryder Cup players of all time. To date he has been a member of the european team on 8 occasions and has never lost in a singles match. The pinnacle of his Ryder Cup career came in 2004 where he sank the winning putt on the final green to beat David Toms by one hole. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (667 × 1000 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (667 × 1000 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The 35th Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 17 and September 19 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. ...


Montgomerie captained the Great Britain & Ireland team in the first four stagings of the Seve Trophy, losing in 2000 but winning in 2002, 2003 and 2005.


Relationship with the golfing public

Montgomerie has often come under fire for his attitude on the golf course. He has throughout his career marshalled the galleries somewhat when they are unsettled where as other players tend to try and ignore restlessness in the crowds. This has certainly been evident when Montgomerie is not playing well and it could be said his lack of focus has lead to continued poor play during that particular round. Despite this Montgomerie has become one of golfing public's most popular golfers, and remains the fan favourite at the Open Championship, especially when it is held in Scotland.


It is in America however where Montgomerie has endured major problems. Through the late 1990's and early millennium he was the main focus for hecklers on the golf course, often being deliberately put off by the american crowds. This started at the 1997 US Open where Montgomerie reacted to several drunken fans abuse after a rain delay. Since then he has been seen as an easy target, particularly in Ryder Cups, often with the nick name Mrs. Doubtfire. Over the past few years it seems that Montgomerie has won over the American crowds somewhat, perhaps out of respect to his excellent Ryder Cup performances. Mrs. ...


Montgomerie's struggle to get on with the American galleries is often cited as perhaps the reason he has failed to match his success in Europe with success in the United States.


Personal life

Montgomerie met his Scottish ex-wfe Eimear Wilson, also from Troon,[4] when he was a good amatuer and she was a promotions assistant. Eimear was a 17-year-old law student at Edinburgh University and a spectator at an amateur championship in Nairn, at which Montgomerie destroyed the field.[5] The couple had three children (Olivia, Venetia, and Cameron), and lived in a £6 million house adjacent to the Wentworth Club in Surrey. The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a renowned centre for teaching in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ...


In 2002, Eimear gave Montgomerie an ultimatum to choose between golf and marriage, resulting in him spending 10 weeks alone before they agreed to try again. In 2006 the couple finally broke up, with Eimear suing for divorce on grounds of unreasonable behavior due to his obsession with golf,[6] claiming it left her suffering from anxiety and depression.[7] In February 2006, following strong but denied rumours that she had grown close to actor Hugh Grant, the couple agreed a clean break divorce settlement of £8 million, in return for Eimear giving up any claim on Montgomerie's future earnings.[8][9][10] For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ...


Since he divorce he has had various relationships, inclduing Spanish model Ines Sastre,[11] and a divorced neighbor Jo Baldwin whom he met on the school run,[12] the split from whom he suggested caused his worst run of form in his professional career.[13] Ines Sastre (Valladolid, 21st November 1973) is a Spanish model and actress. ...


Golfing Record

European Tour wins (30)

Montgomerie also came first in the Volvo Bonus Pool every year from 1993 to 1998. The Volvo Bonus Pool was an extra tranche of prize money awarded at the end of each European Tour season from 1988 to 1998 to the regular members of the tour who had had the best performances over the season. The Portuguese Open, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos, is an annual tournament on mens golfs European Tour. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The KLM Open is an annual European Tour golf tournament played in The Netherlands. ... Volvo Masters Andalucia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain. ... The English Open was an annual European Tour golf tournament. ... The German Open was a mens golf tournament. ... The German Open was a mens golf tournament. ... The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in France from 1970 to 2003. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The Great North Open was the final name of a European Tour golf tournament which was played at Slaley Hall, a country house golf resort in Northumberland in North East England, six years out of seven between 1996 and 2002. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The German Masters is an annual golf tournament on the mens European Tour. ... The Benson & Hedges International Open was a mens professional golf tournament which was played in England. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The BMW International Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... Volvo Masters Andalucia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... The Caltex Masters, originally the Singapore Masters and currently known in full as the Caltex Masters presented by Carlsberg, is an annual mens professional golf tournament which has been played in Singapore since 2001. ... The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ...


Other professional wins (8)

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is an annual golf tournament played over the Gary Player Country Club Course in Sun City South Africa. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... The MasterCard Masters is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The TCL Classic is an annual mens professional golf tournament held in China. ...

Amateur wins (3)

  • 1983 Scottish Youths Championship
  • 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship
  • 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship

Results in major championships

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP T37 T52 CUT T17 T39 T30 T8 T11
U.S. Open DNP DNP 3 T33 2 T28 T10 2 T18 T15
The Open Championship T48 T26 CUT CUT T8 CUT CUT T24 CUT T15
PGA Championship DNP DNP T33 CUT T36 2 CUT T13 T44 T6
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters T19 CUT T14 CUT CUT DNP CUT CUT
U.S. Open T46 T52 CUT T42 DNP T42 T2 CUT
The Open Championship T26 T13 82 WD T25 2 CUT
PGA Championship T39 DQ CUT CUT 70 CUT CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
DQ = disqualified
"T" = tied
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Team appearances

Amateur

Professional The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... The St Andrews Trophy is an biennial mens team golf tournament contested between teams of amateur golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe. ...

  • Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1991, 1993, 1995 (winners), 1997 (winners), 1999, 2002 (winners), 2004 (winners), 2006 (winners)
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Scotland): 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (winners), 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997 (individual winner), 1998, 1999, 2006
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1991 (winning team)
  • The Seve Trophy (playing captain of Great Britain & Ireland team): 2000, 2002 (winners), 2003 (winners), 2005 (winners)
  • UBS Cup (representing the rest of the world): 2003, 2004

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The 29th Ryder Cup Matches were held on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. ... The 30th Ryder Cup Matches were held at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England. ... The 31st Ryder Cup Matches were held at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. ... The 32nd Ryder Cup Matches were held at the Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain, marking the first time the event was contested in continental Europe. ... The 33rd Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 24 and September 26 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. ... The 33rd Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 27 and September 29, 2002, on the Brabazon Course at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England. ... The 35th Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 17 and September 19 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. ... The 36th Ryder Cup Matches will held between September 22 and September 24 at the Kildare Golf and Country Club, Straffan, Co. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ... The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States and the Rest of the World which ran from 2001 to 2004. ...

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ...

References

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Official Web Site of the 2006 U.S. Open | Interview With Colin Montgomerie (2141 words)
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Well, it was always quite breezy early on, but the back nine especially started to gust a little bit, and it makes it a lot more tricky when you're not sure where the wind or how strong the wind is. It makes it much more difficult.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Yes, it was super, after Bethpage Black.
COLIN MONTGOMERIE: Well, I came in having won the Dunhill Links championship the week before so I was obviously confident and came in and shot 64 the first day, and it was fine.
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Colin Montgomerie may have needed a wildcard to make the European side but the Americans will be under no illusions he is a pushover.
Montgomerie has endured the collapse of his marriage and has been distracted by injury and indecision over caddies and equipment.
In 1983 a youthful Colin Montgomerie climbed out of his bedroom window and went AWOL from New Mexico Military Institute before joining Houston Baptist University to continue his further education and lay the foundations for a golf career.
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