Montgomerie, who confirmed Spaniard Olazabal would be asked to assist him, admitted it was support from European players which convinced him to go for the job. Five-time Ryder Cup winner Montgomerie only emerged as a front-runner two weeks ago having previously indicated he wanted to return to the team next year to win a ninth cap -- and wait until Gleneagles in to take up the captaincy. Montgomerie ruled out being a playing captain, but will target a place on the team for in Chicago where Olazabal will be a contender for the leadership.
Lyle and former skipper Ian Woosnam -- he was in charge for the win in Ireland -- had also been touted as potential heads of the European team in Wales, but Monty had the support of influential figures in the game. Bernard Gallacher and Sam Torrance had both backed Montgomerie, five times a major championship runner-up but never a winner, to take charge for next year's match. Regarding his rival for the captaincy, he confirmed: "It's obvious that Jose Maria will be part of my team at Celtic Manor. Corey Pavin will captain the U. It will be a close affair. Thomas Bjorn, chairman of the Ryder Cup tournament committee said the decision to appoint Glasgow-born Monty was unanimous among the strong panel.
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Montgomerie was overlooked by captain Nick Faldo for last year's defeat at Valhalla. Monty is undefeated in eight singles matches and his record of seven points from singles after six wins and two halves, equals the Ryder Cup record, as does his tally of six wins. In total he has played in eight matches, making his debut at Kiawah Island in , and holed the winning putt at Oakland Hills in He says on his Web site: "If I tell you that I can remember virtually every shot I have hit in a Ryder Cup, it will go some way towards explaining how much this biennial contest means to me" E-mail to a friend Share this on: Mixx Facebook Twitter Digg del.
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But this is a fact he cheerfully acknowledges and is happy to front up to. Everybody who played in the Ryder Cup, all 24 of them, were in the top in the world. And so, just like Baldrick in Blackadder, Monty has a cunning plan. You may want to sit down for this. Okay, here goes… For the first time in his life, the year-old plans to work up a sweat in the gym.
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But Monty is no fool. He is under no illusions as to the severity of the task ahead and he is aware that time is against him.
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And not just the standard I was at in the s. Important thought that design work may be, especially going forward to the next phase of his career, it is stature as a player that still concerns the great man.
He won 31 tournaments and eight Order of Merit titles, seven of them in a row. It is an achievement that will probably never be beaten. And as for the Ryder Cup, Monty is a legend. Eight matches unbeaten in the singles. He marched out in the No. And then there was Celtic Manor.tesdiharig.tk
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Victory—and his place in sporting history guaranteed. He was Captain Fantastic.
He channeled the spirit of Langer with his attention to detail. Monty soundproofed the team-room. Monty admitted he gave his players a roasting after they lost the first two sessions.