Tag Archives: Colin Montgomerie

Feb
18
2015
Europe's lead man

Europe’s lead man

Instead of an 11-person task force for Team America, it only took the Europeans a five-man panel to select Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain. The 46-year-old will become the first Northern Irishman to lead Europe’s team in the biennial matches pitted against the U.S. in 2016 at Hazeltine. 

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Aug
4
2014
Pros and celebs

Pros and celebs

The morning after the Open Championship, a bleary-eyed Rickie Fowler walked up to the patio outside the Ryder Cup Room at Wentworth Golf Club, sipping on a cup of coffee. Fowler, who had just finished runner-up at Hoylake about 12 hours earlier, greeted Gary Player, the tournament host, and completed with his media gauntlet with ease. 

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May
23
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Champions Tour

Will Monty get it done?

Colin Montgomerie is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, yet remarkably, he has never won an event in the United States. Many of his best chances came at the majors, where he had three second place finishes at the U.S. Open. Monty has a chance to ease the sting of those near misses if he can break through the packed leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship.

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May
26
2013
Oh, Monty!

Oh, Monty!

On Friday at the BMW PGA Championship, America’s favorite Scot, Colin Montgomerie, chimed in on the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia spat, particularly in reference to Sergio’s “fried chicken” remark and European Tour CEO George O’Grady’s “colored athletes” comment while he was trying to defend Garcia.

Naturally, Monty came to the defense of Sergio and O’Grady, saying the whole thing had been blown out of proportion and suggested players would now be scared to talk to the press because you have to be just *so* PC. 

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Dec
18
2012

LOLZ

If it involves Colin Montgomerie, chances are there’s drama involved or a row brewing between him and another player or the American fans. Well, Monty, who dominated the European Tour in the ’90s and was one of the most winning players in the Ryder Cup with a record of 20–9–7, will join Fred Couples, Willie Park Jr., Ken Venturi and Ken Schofield, as inductees of the World Golf Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.

The results of the International ballots were revealed on Tuesday morning by the WGHOF. Similar to the U.S. ballot, no player received the minimum 65% of the vote, so the criteria is lowered to 50%.

Montgomerie earned 51% of the vote–the bare minimum–just like Couples on the U.S. ticket. Schofield, the former First Secretary and Executive Director of The European Tour, was selected in the Lifetime Achievement Category.

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Jan
26
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Ollie: wants to keep it in the fairway (for once).

It got a little bit lost in the chatter surrounding Tiger Woods’ appearance at the Abu Dhabi Championship this week, but José María Olazábal, the all-powerful European Ryder Cup captain, has confirmed a potentially significant alteration to the process [summary of the process here, courtesy of the Guardian’s Lawrence Donegan] by which he’ll select the dozen players worthy of giving the U-S-A (U-S-A) a jolly good shoe-ing at Medinah later this year.

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Jun
7
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Anxiety attack: Montgomerie finished eighteen shots off the pace

The Old Course at Sunningdale played host to Europe’s 36-hole International Final Qualifying event for next month’s Open Championship yesterday, with ten players from a field of non-exempt tour professionals eventually securing tee times at Royal St. George’s.

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May
31
2011
By Conor Nagle under General

Nothing says 'glamour' quite like angry Welsh skies

The Twenty-Ten Course at Celtic Manor was the venue for yesterday’s PowerPlay Golf: Ignition event, the first of several high-profile exhibition tournaments designed to bring the new PowerPlay format to the golfing masses.

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May
17
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

No wonder he's smiling

The Sunday Times published its Sport Rich List over the weekend and, surprise surprise, the rankings feature their fair share of Britain and Ireland’s golfing talent. 

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