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Colin Montgomerie

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (54) / 6/23/1963
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198

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Playing at his home course, Colin Montgomerie survived an early hiccup to set the early pace at The 145th Open, posting an even-par 33-38=71 by day's end.
Given the honor to stripe the first tee ball, the Scot may have started with a bit less focus than usual. He found trouble at the par-4 first and swallowed a double bogey to open his round. Monty fought back with birdies in five of his next eight holes to make the turn at 3-under. From there, he held on for dear life on the difficult back nine. He sits at T28 on the live leaderboard, but with winds possibly freshening and the back nine starting to bite, it may inch closer and closer up the leaderboard as the day goes on. Thu, Jul 14, 2016 06:00:00 AM

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Colin Montgomerie will peg it up at 06:35 Thursday and strike the first shot of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

The Scot grew up right next to the course and his father was club captain and later secretary. He'll be joined on the first tee by former World No. 1 Luke Donald and last year's joint runner-up Marc Leishman. Monty, who took the third and final place on offer in the 36-hole Final Qualifying competition at Gailes Links, has played in 21 previous Opens with a high of second place at St Andrews in 2005. He's also cracked the top 25 in both starts at Royal Troon with T24 in 1997 and T25 in 2004. The 53-year-old will hope to follow in the footsteps of Tom Watson at Turnberry in 2009 and show that veteran smarts can help fuel an unlikely title bid. Monty missed the cut in last week's Scottish Open while he was runner-up at the Senior PGA Championship two starts earlier. He remains one of the best players never to have won a major although he has landed three at seniors level.
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 06:16:00 AM

Colin Montgomerie has John Daly and PGA pro Matt Dobyns for company in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

The trio are in the third group out from the 10th on Thursday morning with a tee-time of 7:05am local time. While Daly won this event in 1991, it represents another of Monty's near misses in majors. In 1995 he got to a playoff at Riviera after birdies at the final three holes but lost to Steve Elkington's 35-foot putt in sudden death. Of course, these days the Scot is racking up big money on the Seniors tour with form figures of 2-3-2-3-1 in his last five starts. Monty has played in just three regular majors since missing the cut at Whistling Straits in 2010 (he was also T70 in 2004) but at least made the cut in both -- T69 in last year's PGA and T64 in this year's U.S. Open.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:47:00 AM

With a walk-off birdie at 18, Colin Montgomerie posted a 2-over-par 36-36=72 at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

Monty admits that, in terms of distance, this course is on the limit for him but he's hanging in there gamely. Today's round looks sure to beat the field average and the Scot, who is currently T47, should climb further up the standings as the day continues. Montgomerie squared bogeys at 1, 4, 7, 11, 14 and 16 but hit back with birdies at 8, 9, 12 and 18 to post 7-over 217 after 54 holes.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 06:22:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie shot his first round in the 60s at a U.S. Open since 2006 with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 on day one at Chambers Bay.

That stat may sound better than it actually is as the Scot hasn't teed it up in this event since missing the cut at Torrey Pines in 2008. However, he hasn't bettered 69 at a U.S. Open since a 65 in the first round at Congressional in 1997 when he finished runner-up, one of three second places he's had in the year's second major. Monty traded four birdies with three bogeys on Thursday, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and hitting 15 greens in regulation. He's currently four behind leaders Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie navigated the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Indiana, to the tune of 8-under-par 72-69-70-69=280, good for a four-stroke victory at the 76th edition of the Senior PGA Championship.

The defending champ slept on a three-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer, and then traded six birdies with three bogeys in the finale. Esteban Toledo finished alone in second place at 4-under 284. Woody Austin took solo third at 3-under 285. Langer closed with 74 for outright sixth place at even-par 288. For the week, Montgomerie totaled 15 birdies and dropped just seven strokes, all with bogeys. He won't turn 52 until June, but this is already his third title in a major on the 50-and-over circuit. Today's exempt him into the PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16. He missed the cut the first time the major was contested at Whistling Straits in 2010, but the Scot survived last year's test at Valhalla and placed T69. Incidentally, because he also won the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, he's already exempt into the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on June 18-21.
Sun, May 24, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie steps away from the Champions Tour to play the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club this week.

While Monty was never able to win a major before turning his attention to the Champions Tour, at least not yet, he has already picked up titles at the 2014 Senior PGA Championship and the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Championship. He is one of the few people in the field this week that played Valhalla in both the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, missing the cut in '96 and sharing 39th in '00. While he's playing well relative to his competition, it's unlikely he will contend this week.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie completed 36 holes at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England today in 4-under-par 68-72=140, two strokes too high to join a playoff for the final four berths.

Eleven golfers from this U.S. Open sectional qualifier earned berths into the major. The clock continues to tick for Monty, who will turn 49 years of age on June 23. The three-time runner-up at the U.S. Open hasn't qualified since 2008. Among the other notables that failed to qualify include: 139--Jeev Milka Singh (second alternate from this site); 2010 runner-up, Gregory Havret; Niclas Fasth ... 140--Thomas Aiken; Stephen Gallacher ... 141--Jose Maria Olazabal; Chris Wood ... 142--Ross Fisher; Thorbjorn Olesen; Shane Lowry ... 143--Pablo Larrazabal; Marcel Siem ... 144--Gary Boyd; Johan Edfors ... 145--Rhys Davies; Simon Khan; Alejandro Canizares.
Mon, May 28, 2012 05:14:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie has been named the European captain for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales.

Suspicion over Monty as the choice heightened when the Scot stopped talking about it a couple of weeks ago. That will end immediately with him in control now. He said that he will not play in the biennial event if he happens to qualify.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 09:10:00 AM

Colin Montgomerie shot 14-over par 79-77=156 and will miss the cut at the U.S. Open.

Monty managed just one birdie all week en route to his second straight MC at the U.S. Open. Any chance of him making the European Ryder Cup team will undoubtedly rely on a captain's pick as he's way down the list of both rankings. That is, unless the Scot can somehow win the British Open.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 06:29:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie was given one of 20 exemptions today for next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Monty was scheduled to play in Korea next week until the invite was extended. He finished T-45 last year and has had just one Top 10 (1998) in 11 appearances at this event. He hasn't yet qualified for the Masters and needs to climb into the Top 50 in the world ranking (he's currently 59th) or win, the latter of which he's never done on the PGA Tour. Other notables receiving invites today include Richard Johnson, Frank Lickliter II, Brian Davis, Tom Lehman, Rocco Mediate, Will MacKenzie and Marc Turnesa.
Tue, Mar 4, 2008 07:10:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie defeated Charles Howell III 1-up in the second round of the Accenture Match Play.

It was a back-and-forth, well-played contest between Monty and CH3 today. Howell was 1-up through 13 before Montgomerie made two straight birdies, going 1-up on the 15th hole. Both finished par-birdie-par, giving the Scot the victory. Montgomerie will play Stewart Cink in the third round on Friday.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 03:58:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie defeated Jim Furyk in Match 11 on the first day of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships.

Furyk grabbed the lead on the second hole, but Montgomerie squared it on the next hole and took the lead for good on the fifth hole. He won the 6th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 15th holes, before the match was over on the 16th hole. Montgomerie will now play Charles Howell III.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 04:20:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie shot a final-round of 65 to win the Smurfit Kappa European Open by one stroke.

Monty scrambled for pars on his last two holes and then waited in the clubhouse to see if anyone could catch him. Niclas Fasth had a chance to tie on the final hole but his 20-foot birdie putt just slid by the hole. The victory is Montgomerie's 31st European Tour win, however it his first win in 19 months. Fantasy managers will take note that he had eight one-putts in today's final round and give him serious consideration when setting their lineups for the British Open in two weeks.
Source: Super Golf
Sun, Jul 8, 2007 03:40:00 PM

Colin Montgomerie shot a second-round 64 and moved to within one shot of the lead in the Smurfit European Open at the K Club in Ireland.

Monty posted seven birdies and just one bogey on the day and stands at -7 for the event, just one shot behind leader Pelle Edberg of Sweden. Another Swede, Niclas Fasth, is also at -7 going into the third round on Saturday.
Sat, Jul 7, 2007 07:21:00 AM