Colin Montgomerie


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

While Montgomerie holds the dubious distinction of being considered one of the best golfers never to have won a major championship, he is heralded as one of the greatest competitors in the history of the Ryder Cup. 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 four stagings of the Seve Trophy, losing in 2000 but winning in 2002, 2003 and 2005.