Colin Stuart Montgomerie, a Scottish professional golfer, was born on June 23 1963. Fondly referred to as, ‘Monty’ by his teammates in the European Tour, Montgomerie is deemed to have had one of the greatest careers in golf. This stems from the fact that he has won an amazing record of eight Order of Merit titles, including a winning streak of seven consecutive championships from 1993 to 1999. His superb athletic performances at the Ryder Cup events have made him a crowd favorite, as well as an accomplished player.
Colin Montgomerie was raised in Yorkshire, England, where he had the great fortune to be tutored by popular golfer Bill Ferguson. His membership with the Ilkley Golf Club prompted him to learn the best golf tips from Ferguson. After initial schooling at the Leeds Grammar School and the Strathallan School in Perthshire, Montgomerie proceeded to the United States for his college education at the Houston Baptist University.
After college ‘Monty’ won participated in Scottish amateur golf events, and has won three important tourneys, which are the 1983 Scottish Youths Championship, the 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship, and the 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship. He represented Scotland in playing for the Eisenhower Trophy in years 1984 and 1986, while he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup in years 1985 and 1987.
It was in 1988 when Montgomerie finally turned professional. It was the very same year when he received the Rookie of the Year award for the European Tour. From this time on Montgomerie has carved a distinguished place in golf. The highest ranking that he was able to reach in the Official World Golf Rankings was the number two spot. In his prime and career peak in golf, Montgomerie was deemed to be one of the most brilliant drivers of the golf ball in the world.
He is considered to be a golf star not only in Europe, but the whole wide world.