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.
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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…)
November 4, 2014
Colin Montgomerie had an impressive 2014 season, which included two major championship victories. Tom Pernice, Jr. claimed his second title of the year, winning the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at the 4th extra hole of a sudden death playoff with 60-year-old Jay Haas. Pernice’s victory elevated him from 9th to 5th in the Charles Schwab Cup points race (captured last week by Bernhard Langer), earning a $100,000 bonus. Colin Montgomerie was second in the season long race, Haas was third and Kenny Perry claimed fourth position. http://www.pgatour.com/content/pgatour/champions/news/2014/11/03/weekly-update-schwab-cup-championship.html Share This:
September 24, 2014
Golfer Colin Montgomerie has teed off the good wishes for Aberdeen’s Maggie’s Centre which celebrates its first anniversary of caring for city cancer patients today. Maggie’s will celebrate the end of its special year with tea and cakes at the charity’s landmark Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, which is named after the sportsman’s mother, who died from lung cancer in 1991. Mr Montgomerie said: “I would like to wish everyone connected to Maggie’s Aberdeen at the Elizabeth Montgomerie Building a very happy first birthday”. Share This:
September 23, 2014
A golfer needs all sorts of qualities to be a Ryder Cup star – able to sink putts under pressure, fire flawless irons from the fairway, and smoke drives off the tee. Then there are the intangibles – confidence, character and leadership. For one week the solo swingers who tread the globe’s greens in a world of their own have to think of others and immerse themselves in the team cause. All this in the maelstrom of matchplay and the backdrop of a raucous crowd in autumnal conditions. Since the biennial clash saw Great Britain & Ireland expanded to become (more…)
September 10, 2014
EMOTIONAL golf star unveils £1.8million Maggie’s Elizabeth Montgomerie Building at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. Monty opens the new cancer centre in memory of his mother COLIN MONTGOMERIE told of his pride yesterday as he opened a cancer support centre in memory of his mother. Share This:
September 8, 2014
Colin Montgomerie continued his red-hot form this season as he made it back-to-back wins on the European Senior Tour with victory at the Russian Open Golf Championship. The 51-year-old carded a final round of 65 to finish on 14 under par, three shots ahead of Canada’s Rick Gibson with fellow Scot Andrew Oldcorn one shot further back in third place. After two steady opening rounds, Montgomerie found his best form on Sunday as he shot seven birdies and no bogeys en route to a comfortable win. Share This:
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