MONTGOMERIE Colin

Colin MONTGOMERIE

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Biography

ResidencePerthshire, Scotland
AttachmentRoyal Troon
Date of Birth:23/06/1963
Place of BirthGlasgow, Scotland
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 14st 13lbs (185cm 95kgs)
FamilyChildren: Olivia (1993), Venetia (1996), Cameron (1998)
InterestsMusic, cars, reading, films
Web Sitewww.colinmontgomerie.com
Turned Pro1987 (plus 3)
Qualifying School1987*

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Biography

Raised in Yorkshire and spent a number of years with Ilkley Golf Club, where he was tutored by former professional Bill Ferguson. Turned professional i n 1988 and was named Rookie of the Year that same season. Spent almost 400 weeks in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. The eight-time European Tour Number One confirmed his legendary status as he inspired Europe to a 14 1/2 - 13 1/2 victory at The 2010 Ryder Cup. The only Ryder Cup player in history to hole the winning putt twice (1997 and 2004). Unbeaten in eight singles matches with a record of six wins and two halves. The most prolific British winner in European Tour history, with 31 titles. His historic success came in 2007 when he ended a 19-month winless streak with victory in the European Open at The K Club, surpassing Sir Nick Faldo's record of 30 wins. Made his 600th European Tour appearance at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open. Leads the European Tour Career Money List with earnings of more than €25 million Carried his imperious form to the Senior Tour, becoming a three-time Senior Major Champion and two-time winner of the John Jacobs Trophy for topping the Order of Merit. Awarded the OBE in 2004.

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European Tour Wins31
Senior Tour Wins8
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1741
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 662,415 (2005)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 1991, 93, 95 (winners), 97 (winners), 99, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 2010 (Captain) (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1988, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 (winners), 96, 97, 98, 2000 World Cup 1988, 91, 92, 93, 97 (individual winner),98, 99, 06, 07 (winners), 08 Four Tours World Championship 1991 (winners) Seve Trophy 2000 (Captain), 02 (Captain) (winners), 03 (Captain) (winners), 05 (Captain) (winners), 07 (winners) Royal Trophy 2010 (Captain) (winners) Amateur Walker Cup 1985, 87 Eisenhower Trophy 1984, 86 St Andrews Trophy 1986 (winners) Youths, Seniors

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