February 22, 2015
Colin Montgomerie at his home near Gleneagles in Scotland.
The relationship has been stormier than a squall off the Scottish coast, but let it be known: Monty loves America, and America loves Monty. Colin Montgomerie, 51, drives from tournament to tournament, amiably chatting with U.S. fans as he motors his way through the heartland. There’s nothing he won’t sign, no selfie he won’t pose for. This new buoyancy in his bearing doubtless relates to Champions Tour success that has softened a heart hardened by five runner-up finishes in majors. In 2014, in the space of seven weeks, the Hall of Fame inductee and Champions Tour rookie won two major titles – the Senior PGA Championship and the Senior U.S. Open. Monty has much to look forward to this year. As reigning Senior Open champ, he has qualified for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, which would be his first U.S. Open since 2009. Happy and humble, the 31-time European Tour winner welcomed Golf Magazine into his Scotland estate near Gleneagles to share what winning (and losing) majors feels like, how nine holes at Turnberry changed his life, and why he’s finally connecting with U.S. fans.
When you look back at 2014 – specifically, your wins at the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open – what memory means the most to you?
The way I played in my first major win, in the Senior PGA, I felt like I was back in the ′90s, when I was on top of my game. I’m not hitting the ball as far. But my accuracy off the tee, my iron shots into the green and my putting was as good last year as it was back then. It made me feel good, really good. To score 65 on the last day, leading by one, and to beat a strong field – Tom Watson was second and Bernhard Langer third – was a delight, a real thrill.
February 13, 2015
3. Colin Montgomerie, Houston Baptist University Houston Baptist alum Colin Montgomerie is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. He graduated from HBU in 1987 and helped lead the Huskies to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 1985, 1986 and 1987. While at HBU, he was the Trans America Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1985 and set the conference tournament record that season with an 11-under 205. Montgomerie was a member of the first HBU Sports Hall of Honor class in 1997. Montgomerie, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, captained the Europeans to victory at the 2010 Ryder (more…)
January 26, 2015
As a new generation of Europeans contributed another memorable chapter in the history of The Ryder Cup in 2014, it was fitting that two of the continent’s greatest players in the biennial contest extended their own golfing folklore on the European Senior Tour, while another legend of that match regained winning form. http://www.europeantour.com/mm/Document/Static/Static/24/45/33/SeniorTour2014_English.pdf Share This:
December 13, 2014
5. MAGGIE’S CENTRE, LANARKSHIRE Reiach and Hall One of the less ostentatious in the celebrated series of Maggie’s cancer centres.This is by the respectable Scottish practice of Reiach and Hall, rather than the international stars who often design the centres, and it offers simple pleasures thoughtfully achieved – a sheltered garden that can be experienced from an intimate interior with the help of a wide glass wall; perforated brickwork that allows sunlight to penetrate; a central light court. Not revolutionary, but good. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/dec/07/rowan-moore-the-five-most-inspiring-buildings-of-2014 Share This:
December 2, 2014
COLIN MONTGOMERIE has been awarded an honorary degree from Edinburgh University. The Ryder Cup-winning captain, 51, received his degree during a ceremony at the historic McEwan Hall in recognition of his contribution to international golf and charitable work. The Scot won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles and 31 European Tour events before leading Europe to the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010. He has since won two majors on the senior tour. Picture: Stewart Attwood http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/honour-for-montgomerie.25993959 Share This:
November 12, 2014
Colin Montgomerie celebrates a major landmark in Turkey this week when he tees it up on the European Tour for the 600th time – aptly coming in the Turkish Airlines Open on the golf course which sports his name. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal hosts this week’s European Tour event, where Montgomerie will become just the seventh man to play in 600 events in his career. The 51-year-old has won a record eight Oder of Merit titles when he dominated the European scene, and has claimed 31 victories and around $24.5m in career earnings. Share This:
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This week, Colin Montgomerie will become the seventh player in history to make 600 appearances on the European Tour. Montgomerie, 51, is in the field for this week’s Turkish Airlines Open, which is (fittingly) being played on his Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Antalya. Since his debut as an amateur in 1986, Montgomerie has won 31 European Tour titles, been named Golfer of the Year four times and appeared on eight Ryder Cup teams. His career earnings on the circuit have surpassed $30 million (€24,547,785). The only other players who have eclipsed the 600-start mark: Sam Torrance (706), Barry Lane (more…)
November 10, 2014
COLIN Montgomerie’s 600th European Tour appearance will be on a course bearing his name after the 51-year-old was added to the strong line-up for next week’s Turkish Airlines Open. The penultimate event in the Tour’s Final Series is being played for the second year running at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek, where the Scot enjoyed being host 12 months ago as he returned to the main Tour at the end of his first season playing Senior golf. “I didn’t know what to expect for my career when I started out,” admitted Montgomerie, who made his first outing on the (more…)
November 5, 2014
By Tom Mackin, November 3, 2014 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – There wasn’t much room left in the trophy case at Colin Montgomerie’s home near Gleneagles in Scotland earlier this summer. Colin Montgomerie has finished runner-up in the U.S. Open three times, but was finally crowned a USGA champion with his U.S. Senior Open victory in July at Oak Tree National. Not with an impressive array of hardware representing eight Ryder Cups, eight European Tour Order of Merits, 31 PGA European Tour victories and a Senior PGA Championship already filling the shelves. But now taking pride of place is the Francis D. (more…)
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