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November 22, 2013
Montgomerie set for season finalé
Colin Montgomerie will sign off his first season as a senior golfer in Mauritius after confirming his participation in the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, from December 13-15.
The victorious 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain has made a seamless transition to life on the over-50s circuit, claiming his maiden title in emphatic fashion at the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters in just his third Senior Tour appearance. Montgomerie followed that six-stroke victory at Woburn Golf Club – his first title in six years – with a share of fourth place in the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) in Moscow and currently lies 13th on the Order of Merit heading into the final event of the 2013 season.
A strong finish in Mauritius could see the eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner force his way into the top ten, with the 48-man field competing for a prize fund of €400,000.
“I’ve really enjoyed my first season on the Senior Tour and I’ve heard many good things about the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius, so it should be an ideal place to end the year,” said Montgomerie. “Winning at Woburn was obviously the highlight of my season, but it would be great to round the year off with another victory in Mauritius. I know Tom Lehman and David Frost have won the title in the past two years, so that tells you all about the quality of the tournament.”
The Scot will be joined in the field by another former Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, as well as defending champion Frost of South Africa, and the two players going head-to-head for the John Jacobs Trophy, England’s Paul Wesselingh and Denmark’s Steen Tinning.
Englishman Roger Chapman also returns to Senior Tour action at the venue where last year he lifted the John Jacobs Trophy, following a dream season in which he won both the US Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and the US Senior Open.
November 15, 2013
The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
Last week saw The Montgomerie Maxx Royal host the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour, the course I designed with European Golf Design. It was a huge honour for me, for such a prestigious tournament to be held on a course with my name attached to it. When you see a sign saying Montgomerie Maxx Royal and Tiger Woods in front of it addressing a golf ball you think “Hang on a minute, This is all right. It felt very humbling. I had 77 harsh critics out there playing and to receive the feedback I got was fantastic. I Read more…
November 11, 2013
IMG golf client Victor Dubuisson wins Turkish Airlines Open on Montgomerie Maxx Royal
Congratulations to IMG golf client Victor Dubuisson who claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Open yesterday. Dubuisson took a five stroke lead into the final round at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal and held off the challenge of a high-profile chasing pack that included Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter. The five-stroke cushion proved vital for the 23 year old who found an extra gear on the back nine on Sunday afternoon to pull clear finishing with back-to-back birdies for a final round of 69 and winning total of 24 under par. It was Read more…
October 23, 2013
Looking Back and Going Forward
The last few months have flown by and I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the year already. Having turned 50 at the end of June I have been playing most of my golf on The Champions Tour in the States. The standard is very high, a lot higher than I realised, which is very good and I’m delighted that it is, because it means when you do well, it’s meaningful. I’ve had a couple of top 10 finishes and am enjoying it immensely. Everyone is very friendly, a lot more relaxed than the main Tour, until that Read more…
September 23, 2013
Aberdeen Cancer Centre Receives a Royal Opening
HER Majesty the Queen of Norway and HRH the Duchess of Rothesay, Maggie’s President, officially opened Aberdeen’s new Maggie’s Centre on September 23th 2013. The Centre, designed by Norwegian architects Snohetta, has been built with funds raised as part of the Monty Maggie’s Appeal, a campaign run by the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation – set up by golfer Colin Montgomerie in memory of his mother – Maggie’s and the Aberdeen Press & Journal. The campaign has been the fastest in Maggie’s history, completed in just over three years, and has ensured people in Grampian with cancer, as well as their friends Read more…
Golfing Legend Monty meets Lanarkshire students
Pupils from Cardinal Newman High School in Bellshill recieved a PE lesson like no other this September, as renowned British golfer Colin ‘Monty’ Montgomerie OBE hosted a sports master class and put students through their paces. Monty, who has achieved 41 professional wins during his career and has won the fourth most European Tour victories of all time, lead the master class at Gleneagles Golf Academy for a group of students currently participating in Sky Sports Living for Sport projects. 12 pupils attended the session and were also joined by Thomas Clarke MSP and Steve Frew, Sky Sports Living for Read more…
September 17, 2013
Cancer centre in mum’s honour is my Major trophy
GOLF legend Colin Montgomerie’s latest achievement, in memory of his beloved mum, means more to him than winning ANY championship. The Scots swing king — who captained the victorious Ryder Cup Europe team in 2010 — has realised his dream of opening a £3million cancer support centre named after his mother Elizabeth. And Colin, 50, opened his heart to The Scottish Sun on why this crusade was so personal to him. He said: “I am famously known for never winning a major. “I feel this is it. Seeing that centre open will be my major, my moment on record that Read more…
September 14, 2013
Local Juniors given Monty Masterclass
By Will Pearson, europeantour.com at Moscow Country Club Colin Montgomerie delighted local juniors with a first-class golfing clinic on the range at Moscow Country Club during the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior). In association with the PGA of Russia, Senior Tour rookie Montgomerie spent 90 minutes with more than 30 juniors, plus an audience of other fans and fellow professionals, on Friday after shooting a three under par 69 in the first round. It was an enthralling performance from the Senior Tour’s latest first-time winner, who triumphed at Woburn two weeks ago in just his third appearance in the Senior Read more…
September 11, 2013
BMW – Golf Clinic
Photo’s from a great day in Munich for BMW giving a Golf Clinic.
September 7, 2013
Victorious Weekend for IMG Golf Clients
Congratulations to IMG Golf clients Catriona Matthew, Colin Montgomerie, Daan Huizing and Trevor Immelman who were all victorious last weekend. Catriona Matthew won her second Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in three years on the Ladies European Tour at the Fidra Course at Archerfield Links. The Scot, playing close to her home in North Berwick, started the day with a four stroke lead and never relinquished it by carding a final round of 70 which saw her win by two strokes and finish on a total of 208 (-8). Speaking about her victory at home, Catriona Mathew said, “This Read more…