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Colin Montgomerie

  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Residence: Oxshott, Surrey, England
  • Age: 45
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • College: Houston Baptist University
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

One of the most consistent players on the European Tour, Montgomerie led the Order of Merit for a record seven years in a row. He played college golf in the United States at Houston Baptist University, and enjoyed a fine amateur career, winning the 1987 Scottish Amateur and the '85 Scottish Stroke Play Championship. . .He also was a member of the 1985 and '87 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team. . .Named the 1988 Rookie of the Year in Europe and recorded his first victory in 1989 at the Portuguese Open, winning by 11 strokes. Since 1988, Montgomerie has moved up the European Order of Merit every year with a 52nd place finish in 1988, 25th place finish in 1989, 14th place in 1990, 4th place in 1991. He had a slow start in 1991 after the death of his mother, then narrowly lost the Volvo PGA Championship, when Seve Ballesteros beat him in a playoff. After that he won the Scandinavian Masters and finished in the top 10 ten times and finished 3rd on the Order of Merit. . .Member of the 1991, '93, '95, '97, '99, 2002, 2004 & 2006 European Ryder Cup Team. . .Won the money title on the PGA European Tour for seven straight years between 1993 and 1999, then seven years later won it again in 2005.

Career Victories

European Tour
31 - 1989 Portuguese Open, 1991 Scandinavian Masters, 1993 Dutch Open, Volvo Masters, 1994 Peugeot Open de Espana, English Open, Volvo German Open, 1995 Volvo German Open, Trophee Lancome, 1996 Dubai Desert Classic, Murphy's Irish Open, Canon European Masters, 1997 Compaq European Grand Prix, Irish Open, 1998 Volvo PGA Championship, One 2 One British Masters, Linde German Masters, 1999 Benson & Hedges International, Volvo PGA Championship, Standard Life Loch Lomond, Volvo Scandinavian Masters, BMW International, 2000 Novotel Perrier Open De France, Volvo PGA Championship, 2001 Murphy's Irish Open, Volvo Scandinavian Masters, 2002 Volvo Masters (shared with Bernhard Langer), 2004 Caltex Singapore Masters, 2005 Dunhill Links Championship, 2006 UBS Hong Kong Open, 2007 Smurfit Kappa European Open

Other
1996 Million Dollar Challenge, 1998 Anderson Consulting World Championship, 2000 Skins Game, 2001 Ericsson Masters

Career Summary

1990 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 71.12 (ranked 19th); (Euro)244,793 or ?174,852 (ranked 14th); best finish - T2nd Volvo Open di Firenze.

1991 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 71.45 (ranked 18th); (Euro)481,006 or ?343,576 (ranked 4th).

1992 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 70.21 (ranked 6th); (Euro)622,598 or ?444,713 (ranked 3rd).

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $98,045 (ranked 132nd); best finish - T3rd U.S. Open.

1993 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.81 (ranked 5th); (Euro)859,156 or ?613,683 (ranked 1st); Winner, Dutch Open and Volvo Masters

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $17,992 (ranked 221st); best finish - T33rd U.S. Open.

1994 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average - 69.60 (ranked 2nd); (Euro)1,067,807 or ?762,719 (ranked 1st); Winner, Peugeot Open de Espana, Murphy's English Open, Volvo German Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $213,828 (ranked 87th); best finish - T2nd, U.S. Open (lost playoff to Ernie Els).

1995 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average - 69.70 (ranked 1st); (Euro)1169,073 or ?835,052 (ranked 1st); Winner, Volvo German Open and Trophee Lancome.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $335,617 (ranked 53rd); best finish - 2nd, PGA Championship (lost playoff to Steve Elkington).

1996 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 70.26 (ranked 2nd); (Euro)1,225,204 or ?875,146 (ranked 1st); Winner, Dubai Desert Classic, Murphy's Irish Open and Canon European Masters.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $421,011 (ranked 48th); best finish - T2nd, Players Championship.

1997 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.66 (ranked 2nd); (Euro)1,390,308 or ?993,077 (ranked 1st); Winner, Volvo PGA Championship, One 2 One British Masters and Linde German Masters.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $321,823 (ranked 97th); best finish - 3rd at Honda Classic.

1999 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.59 (ranked 1st); (Euro)1,822,879 or ?1,302,056 (ranked 1st); Winner, Benson and Hedges International, Volvo PGA Championship, Standard Life Loch Lomond, BMW International and Volvo Scandinavian Masters.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes -1; money - $369,651 (ranked 111th); best finish - T6th, PGA Championship.

2000 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 70.26 (ranked 4th); (Euro)1,740,917 or ?1,035,366 (ranked 6th); Winner, Novotel Perrier Open de France, Volvo PGA Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 32; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $653,043 (ranked 76th - unofficial); best finish -T3rd at The Players Championship

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.40 / (n/a); driving distance - 274.1 / (n/a); driving accuracy -73.7% / (n/a); GIR - 65.3% / (n/a); putting - 1.775 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.16 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 101; sand saves - 48.8% / (n/a); scrambling - 57.1% / (n/a); all-around rank - / (n/a).

2001 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 69.75 (ranked 4th); (Euro)1,578,676 or ?981,556 (ranked 5th); Winner, Murphy's Irish Open and Volvo Scandinavian Masters

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; rounds played - 25; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $402,762 (ranked 134th-unofficial); best finish -4th at the NEC Invitational.

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.36 (ranked T5th); (Euro)1,980,720 or ?1,262,9321 (ranked 4th); Winner, Volvo Masters (shared with Bernhard Langer).

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; rounds played -29; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $262,992 (ranked 166th -unofficial); best finish -T-14 at the Masters.

2003 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.06 (ranked T29th); (Euro)730,773 or ?509,502 (ranked 28th); best finish - 2nd Nordic Open & T2nd Italian Open Telecom Italia.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; rounds played - 28; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $159,607; (ranked 203rd - unofficial); best finish - T-23rd at the WGC-NEC Invitational.

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.16 (ranked 31st); (Euro)767,249 or ?530,572 (ranked 25th); Winner, Caltex Singapore Masters.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; rounds played - 18; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $250,979; best finish - T9th, Accenture Match Play.

2005 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average - 69.83 (ranked 3rd); (Euro)2,794,223 or ?1,888,614 (ranked 1st); Winner, Dunhill Links Championship. Six Years After He Won The Last Of His Seven Successive Order Of Merit Times He Won His Eight.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; rounds played - 20; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $1,450,735.66; (ranked 54 - unofficial); best finish - 2 at the British Open

2006 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.78 (ranked 19th); (Euro)1,534,748 or ?1,028,135 (ranked 9th); Winner, UBS Hong Kong Open.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 18; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $638,749; (ranked 132nd); best finish - T-2 at the U.S. Open.

2007 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.28 (ranked 43rd); (Euro)1,403,293 or ?984,374 (ranked 12th); Winner, Smurfit Kappa European Open.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 24; in money - 5; Top-10 Finishes - 0; money - $216,988 (ranked N/A); best finish - T17th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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