Who's who: Colin Montgomerie

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Who's who: Colin Montgomerie

  • Name:

    Colin Stuart Montgomerie
  • Also known as:

    Monty
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    June 23, 1963 in Partick, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer; founder Colin Montgomerie Golf Academy (Turnberry, Scotland); commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1987
  • Website:

    https://www.colinmontgomerie.com

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (3): US Snr Open (2014); Snr PGA Ch'ship (2014, '15). Walker Cup player (1985,'87). Ryder Cup player (1991, '93, '95, '97, '99, 2002, '04, '06); Ryder Cup captain (2010). Total professional wins (40, to date), including European Tour (31). European Tour Rookie of the Year (1988) and Order of Merit winner a record-breaking eight times (1993, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, 2005). European Snr Tour Order of Merit winner (2014, '15). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2013). Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2005).

Golf course design

Montgomerie has designed several golf courses around the world that include, but are not limited to: Carton House, Montgomerie course (Ireland); The Dutch (NdL); Montgomerie (Dubai); Royal GC (Bahrain); Zhuhai Golden Gulf (China); Montgomerie Maxx Royal (Turkey); Montgomerie Links (Vietnam).

Did you know?

Born in Glasgow and educated in Perthshire, many of "Monty's" formative years were spent south of the border in Ilkley, Yorkshire, where his father was Secretary of Ilkley GC. His interest in golf finally prevailed over his cricketing skills, and were honed during four years at the Houston Baptist University in Texas. Crowned Rookie of the Year on the European Tour in 1988, Monty began a rapid golfing ascent, culminating in 1993 with the first of seven straight European Tour Order of Merit titles. A prolific collector of Ryder Cup points, Montgomerie came tantalisingly close on several occasions to capturing an elusive first major championship title on the regular tour. His breakthrough in the major championships came in 2014, when he won the US Senior PGA Championship by four shots from Tom Watson. Golf course design is now a key part of Montgomerie's busy world.

Top tournaments won by Colin Montgomerie

2019
America
202 (-14)
$305,000
Invesco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$305,000

Title sponsor

Invesco

Played as the Invesco QQQ Championship (Nov 1-3; second of three Charles Schwab Cup playoff events). Colin Montgomerie (Scot) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].

2018
Europe
205 (-11)
€51,805
Shipco

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€51,805

Title sponsor

Shipco

Played as the inaugural Shipco Masters promoted by Simon's Golf Club (June 1-3). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) and Paul Eales (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). Laura Davies (Eng) finished 44th, as the first woman to play in a European Senior (Staysure) Tour event. [Simon's GC, Kvistgard, nr Helsingor, Denmark].

2017
America
200 (-16)
$315,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Oct 13-15). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) and defending champion Doug Garwood (USA) finished 3 shots behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2017
Asia
202 (-14)
US$400,000
Japan Airlines

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Narita

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

US$400,000

Title sponsor

Japan Airlines

Played as the inaugural Japan Airlines Championship (Sept 8-10; Jpn/PGA Tour Champions event). Second-placed Scott McCarron (USA) and Billy Mayfair (USA) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour Champions win. First ever PGA Tour Champions event in Japan. [Narita GC, Narita, Chiba, Japan].

2016
America
198 (-15)
$352,000
Bear Mtn

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$352,000

Title sponsor

Bear Mtn

Played as the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship (Sept 23-25). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Scott McCarron (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Mountain course, Bear Mtn Resort, Victoria, BC, Canada].

2015
Europe
211 (-5)
€65,975
Travis Perkins

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

€65,975

Title sponsor

Travis Perkins

Played as the Travis Perkins Masters (Sept 4-6). Defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot) beat Ross Drummond (Scot) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). "Monty" became the first player on either the European Tour or European Senior Tour to win the same title for the third straight year. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

2015
Majors
280 (-8)
$495,000
KitchenAid

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$495,000

Title sponsor

KitchenAid

The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (May 21-24). Second-placed Toledo Esteban (Mex) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot), who claimed his third senior major win. [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].

2015
Awards
€679,147
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

€679,147

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won his second straight Eurpn Snr Tr Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with 2015 earnings of €679,147 on the Tour. Peter Fowler (Aus) was second with €222,342; Barry Lane (Eng) was third with €171,191.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

€65,136

Title sponsor

MCB

Played as the MCB Tour Championship (Dec 11-13; European Senior Tour season-ending event). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Legend course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Post de Flacq, Mauritius].

2014
Awards
€624,543
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

€624,543

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2014 Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with earnings of €624,543 on the Tour. Rick Gibson (Can) was second with €235,804; Barry Lane (Eng) was third with €225,288.

2014
Majors
271 (-13)
$378,000
KitchenAid

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$378,000

Title sponsor

KitchenAid

The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (75th) (May 22-25). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who claimed his first major championship title. Previously "Monty" had competed in 71 majors, finishing runner-up five times. [The GC at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich].

2014
Majors
279 (-5)
$630,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 10-13). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Gene Sauers (USA) in a three-hole aggregate playoff: Montgomerie 12 (+1); Sauers (13, +2). This was "Monty's" second senior major championship title. [Oak Tree National, Edmond, Okla.].

2014
Europe
204 (-12)
€56,376
Travis Perkins

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€56,376

Title sponsor

Travis Perkins

Played as the Travis Perkins Masters (Aug 29-31). Second-placed Tim Thelen (USA), Gordon Manson (Scot/Aut) and André Bossert (Switz) finished 10 shots behind wire-to-wire winner and defending champion Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

2014
Europe
202 (-14)
€102,591
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

€102,591

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) (Sept 5-7). Second-placed Rick Gibson (Can) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded back-to-back wins on the European Snr Tour. [Moscow CC, Nakhabino, nr Moscow].

2013
Europe
206 (-10)
€52,299
Travis Perkins

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€52,299

Title sponsor

Travis Perkins

Played as the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters (Aug 30-Sept 1). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Martín (Esp) and Paul Wesselingh (Eng) finished 6 shots behind 50-year-old Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his first professional win for six years and first on the European Senior Tour. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

2007
Europe
269 (-11)
€593,580
Smurfit/Kappa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

€593,580

Title sponsor

Smurfit/Kappa

Played as the Smurfit Kappa European Open (July 5-8). Second-placed Niclas Fasth (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Palmer South course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time called the Smurfit course].

2005
Awards
€2,794,222
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

€2,794,222

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won his eighth Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2005 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €2,794,223 on the Tour. Michael Campbell (NZ) was second with €2,496,269; Paul McGinley (Ire) was third with €2,296,422.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

US$200,000

Title sponsor

UBS

Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Dec 1-4; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA), Edward Loar (USA), Kyoung-Ju "KJ" Choi (S Kor), Thammanoon Sriroj (Thai) and Keng-chi Lin (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€662,415

Title sponsor

Dunhill

Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Sep 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Kenneth Ferrie (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].

2004
Asia
272 (-16)
US$150,000
Caltex/Carlsberg

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$150,000

Title sponsor

Caltex/Carlsberg

Played as the Caltex Masters presented by Carlsberg (March 18-21; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Greg Hanrahan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), whose final round seven-under-par 65 secured the win. [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].

2003
Asia
273 (-11)
US$45,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

US$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Macau Open (Oct 16-19; Asian Tr event). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Scott Barr (Aus) at the first playoff hole. [Macau G&CC, Macau, China].

2002
Europe
281 (-3)
€435,645
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

€435,645

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters Andalucia (Nov 7-10; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Tied on 281 at the end of regulation play and with darkness closing in, Bernhard Langer (Ger) and Colin Montgomerie (Scot) agreed to share the title. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

2002
Asia
272 (-16)
US$161,500
TCL Corp.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$161,500

Title sponsor

TCL Corp.

The inaugural TCL Classic (Nov 14-17; Asian Tr event; next played in 2005). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) finished 2 shots behind first-time Asian Tour winner Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded back-to-back wins having won the Volvo Masters at Valderrama a week earlier. [Harbour Plaza GC, Dongguan, Guangdong, China].

2001
Europe
266 (-18)
€266,660
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€266,660

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Pádraig Harrington (Ire) finished 5 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded the last of his three wins in the Irish Open. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who won this event for the second time in three years, and third time in total. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

2001
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
A$180,000
Ericsson

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

A$180,000

Title sponsor

Ericsson

Played as the Ericsson Masters (Feb 15-18; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Nathan Green (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). Green pocketed a bonus A$500,000 (dwarfing Monty's first-place prize money) for his hole-in-one at the par-3 12th hole in the final round. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].

2000
Europe
272 (-16)
€200,000
Novotel Perrier

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€200,000

Title sponsor

Novotel Perrier

Played as the Novotel Perrier Open de France (May 4-7). Second-placed Jonathan Lomas (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

6 skins

Prize money

$415,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 25/26; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Montgomerie (Scot) won with a total of 6 skins worth $415,000. Second was Vijay Singh (Fiji) 4 skins worth $260,000. Third was Sergio Garcia (Esp) 5 skins worth $200,000. Fourth was defending champion Fred Couples (USA) 3 skins worth $125,000. [North course, GC at Terra Lago, Indio, California; at the time known as Landmark GC].

2000
Europe
271 (-17)
€375,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€375,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 26-29). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire), Lee Westwood (Eng) and Andrew Coltart (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his third straight win in this event. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1999
Awards
€1,822,880
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

€1,822,880

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his seventh straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1999 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €1,822,880 on the Tour. Lee Westwood (Eng) was second with €1,320,805; Sergio Garcia (Esp) was third with €1,317,693.

1999
Europe
273 (-15)
€186,000
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€186,000

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 13-16). Second-placed Per-Ulrik Johansson (Swe) and Ángel Cabrera (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). [The Oxfordshire, Milton Common, nr Oxford].

1999
Europe
268 (-20)
€198,320
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€198,320

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Pádraig Harrington (Ire) finished 3 shots behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].

1999
Europe
270 (-18)
€303,350
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€303,350

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 28-31). Second-placed Mark James (Eng) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€233,320

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 5-8). Second-placed and defending champion Jesper Parnevik (Swe) finished 9 shots behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

1999
Europe
268 (-16)
€233,320
Standard Life

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

€233,320

Title sponsor

Standard Life

Played as the Standard Life Loch Lomond (July 7-10). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp), Michael Jonzon (Swe) and Mats Lanner (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his 20th European Tour win. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].

1999
Europe
3 & 2
£170,000
Cisco Systems

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

£170,000

Title sponsor

Cisco Systems

Played as the Cisco World Match Play Championship (Oct 14-17). Montgomerie (Scot) beat defending champion Mark O'Meara (USA) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1999
Awards
69.59
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

69.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Sergio Garcia (Esp) was second with 70.28; Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) was third with 70.30.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won his fourth European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

1998
Europe
274 (-14)
£200,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£200,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA), Gary Orr (Scot) and Patrik Sjöland (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1998
Awards
£993,077
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£993,077

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his sixth straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1998 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £993,077 on the Tour. Darren Clarke (N.Ire) was second with £902,867; Lee Westwood (Eng) was third with £814,386.

1998
Europe
266 (-22)
£166,660
Linde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

£166,660

Title sponsor

Linde

Played as the Linde German Masters (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe) and Vijay Singh (Fiji) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].

1998
America
2-up
$1,000,000
Andersen Consulting

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

2-up

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Andersen Consulting

Played as the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf (Jan 3/4; four-player final event that followed four regional qualifiers played in 1997; replaced in 1999 by the inaugural WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Davis Love III (USA) 2-up in the 36-hole final. Previous day's semi-finals: Love bt Hajime Meshiai (Jpn) 1-up; "Monty" bt Ernie Els (RSA) 3 and 2. [Grayhawk GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1998
Europe
281 (-7)
£125,000
One-2-One

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£125,000

Title sponsor

One-2-One

Played as the One-2-One British Masters (Sept 10-13). Second-placed Eduardo Romero (Arg) and Pierre Fulke (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].

1997
Awards
69.37
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

69.37

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Jose Maria Olazabal (Esp) was second with 69.70; Bernhard Langer (Ger) was third with 69.88.

1997
Europe
269 (-15)
£113,636
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

£113,636

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). This was the second of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hassan II Trophy (unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed David Howell (Eng), Henrik Nystrom (Swe) and Donnie Hammond (USA) finished 3 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq European Grand Prix (june 5-8). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Hunting course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].

1997
Awards
£798,947
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£798,947

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his fifth straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1997 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £798,947 on the Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with £692,398; Lee Westwood (Eng) was third with £588,718.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won his third straight European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Cup of Golf (individual low score) (Nov 20-23). Second-placed Alex Cejka (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners were Ireland (Padraig Harrington & Paul McGinley). [The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC].

1996
Awards
£875,146
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£875,146

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his fourth straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1996 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with season earnings of £875,146 on the Tour. Ian Woosnam (Wales) was second with £650,423; Robert Allenby (Aus) was third with £532,143.

1996
Europe
260 (-24)
£127,950
Canon

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

£127,950

Title sponsor

Canon

Played as the Canon European Masters (combined with the Swiss Open). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Montgomerie (Scot). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won his second straight European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

Played as the Million Dollar Golf Challenge (Nov 28-Dec 1; unofficial event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Montgomerie (Scot) beat Ernie Els (RSA) with a 7-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].

1996
Europe
279 (-5)
£127,551
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

£127,551

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's Irish Open. Second-placed Andrew Oldcorn (Scot) and Wayne Riley (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). This was the first of three Irish Open wins for Montgomerie. [Druids Glen course, Druids Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow, Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 14-17; European Tour event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1995
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
269
£100,000
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

269

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Lancome

Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1995
Awards
69.70
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

69.70

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 69.93; Sam Torrance (Scot) was third with 70.28.

1995
Awards
£835,051
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£835,051

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his third straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1995 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £835,051 on the Tour. Sam Torrance (Scot) was second with £775,706; Bernhard Langer (Ger) was third with £655,854.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

1995
Europe
268 (-16)
£108,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo German Open. Second-placed Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Montgomerie (Scot). [Schloss Nippenburg, Schwieberdingen, nr Stuttgart].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£83,330

Title sponsor

Peugeot

Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Richard Boxall (Eng), Mark Roe (Eng) and Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].

1994
Europe
274 (-14)
£100,000
Murphy's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Murphy's

Played as Murphy's English Open (Aug 18-21). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot). [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].

1994
Awards
£762,719
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£762,719

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won his second straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1994 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £762,719 on the Tour. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with £635,483; Seve Ballesteros (Esp) was third with £590,101.

1994
Europe
269 (-19)
£108,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo German Open. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

1993
Europe
281 (-7)
£108,330
Heineken

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

Heineken

Played as the Heineken Dutch Open (July 22-25). Second-placed José Cóceres (Arg) and Jean Van de Velde (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Noordwijkse GC, Noordwijk, Neth.].

1993
Awards
£613,682
see Score
Volvo

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£613,682

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Volvo

Montgomerie (Scot) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1993 Volvo Order of Merit winner, with earnings of £613,682 on the Tour. Nick Faldo (Eng) was second with £558,738; Ian Woosnam (Wales) was third with £501,353.

1993
Europe
274 (-10)
£125,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

£125,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Nov 4-7; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Scandinavian Masters (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time known as Drottningholm GC]. This tournament was created from the merger of the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (1973-90) and the PLM Open (1983-90).

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

£45,825

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open TPC (incorporating the European Tour's 1989 TPC of Europe). Second-placed Mike Smith (USA), Manuel Moreno (Esp) and Rodger Davis (Aus) finished 11 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Montgomerie (Scot). [South course, Quinta do Lago GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal].

1988
Awards
£39,201
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Venue

Score

£39,201

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Montgomerie (Scot) won the European Tour 1988 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Montgomerie finished 52nd on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of £39,201.

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