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Colin Montgomerie

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Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. He is often referred to by his nickname 'Monty'.

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Montgomerie finished first on the European Tour Order of Merit every year from 1993 to 1999 and has twenty-eight total victories on the tour, including the 1998, 1999, and 2000 European PGA Tour Championships. He won the 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship and has finished second in three major championships, the 1994 and 1997 U.S. Opens and in the 1995 PGA Championship. He first reached the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings in 1994 and was ranked number 3 at his peak.

Montgomerie has played on seven Ryder Cup teams (1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004) and has never been defeated in a singles match at the Cup. In 2004, he had the honour of sinking the putt that ensured Team Europe an outright victory in the Ryder Cup, minutes after Lee Westwood sank the putt that ensured Europe would retain the Cup.

Montgomerie captained the Great Britain & Ireland team in the first three stagings of the Seve Trophy, losing in 2000 but winning in 2002 and 2003.

At the end of 2004, Montgomerie was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours. He represents the Turnberry resort in Scotland, where there is a Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy.

European Tour wins

1989Portugese Open - TPC1999Benson and Hedges International Open
Volvo PGA Championship
Standard Life Loch Lomond
Volvo Scandinavian Masters
BMW International Open
1991Scandinavian Masters
1993Heineken Dutch Open
Volvo Masters Andalucia
1994Peugeot Open de Espana
Murphy's English Open
Volvo German Open
2000Novotel Perrier Open de France
Volvo PGA Championship
1995Volvo German Open
Trophée Lancôme
2001Murphy's Irish Open
Volvo Scandinavian Masters
1996Dubai Desert Classic
Murphy's Irish Open
Canon European Masters
2002Volvo Masters Andalucia (tied) (play-off)
2004Caltex Masters
1997Compaq European Grand Prix
Murphy's Irish Open
1998Volvo PGA Championship
One 2 One British Masters
Linde German Masters

Mongomerie also came first in the Volvo Bonus Pool every year from 1993 to 1998. The Volvo Bonus Pool was an extra tranche of prize money awarded at the end of each European Tour season from 1988 to 1998 to the regular members of the tour who had had the best performances over the season.

Other professional wins

Amateur wins

  • 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship
  • 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship

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