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Colin Montgomerie

Montgomerie and McGinley favoured for Ryder Cup captaincy

Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley are the favourites for the European Ryder Cup captaincy, which will be decided by the 15-strong tournament players' committee meeting in Abu Dhabi today.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2013, 3:35am

Getting to know the full Monty

Eight-time member of Europe's team, unbeaten in singles matches, winner five times as a player and once as captain: Colin Montgomerie thought he'd seen everything the Ryder Cup had to offer. Then came the Miracle of Medinah.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:55pm

Colin Montgomerie voices sorrow at downgrade for Hong Kong Open

Colin Montgomerie, a former Hong Kong Open winner, lamented the event's diminishing prestige yesterday.

The 54th edition of the city's oldest professional sports tournament starts on Thursday, but it will be the last time it occupies the prestigious slot on the European Tour calendar as the penultimate event to count before the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai.

13 Nov 2012 - 7:38am

Wind in his sails

Rory McIlroy's hopes of winning a first UBS Hong Kong Open crown soared high in the strong early-morning winds which swept through Fanling on the opening day of the showpiece tournament.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Making a mark

How low can they go? - find out below

Lowest fourball score

57 (-15) - Argentina (Angel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero) and New Zealand (Frank Nobilo and Greg Turner) 2000; US (Phil Mickelson and David Toms) 2002

Lowest foursome score

61 (-10) - Argentina (Angel Cabrera and Ricardo Gonzalez) 2005

Lowest 72-hole score

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Girls get behind their compatriots

National pride is a funny thing in Hong Kong. People who normally wouldn't be overtly nationalistic take it up with gusto once they live off shore.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

It's safe to say Monty's a happy man

Scot is flying after two fine rounds in a city where he feels at home

Colin Montgomerie is in his comfort zone - Hong Kong, a city he says he feels safe in. He was not only safe, but sound as well yesterday after shooting a five-under-par 65 to reach the halfway mark at the UBS Hong Kong Open on seven-under 133.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

A Monty win is written in the stars

Scotsman believes the omens are good after pro-am victory

The stars, many of them ageing, have lined up for the US$2.5 million UBS Hong Kong Open which gets underway today. They have also lined up for Colin Montgomerie who believes the omens are looking good for his second Fanling title.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Jimenez will return to defend HK Open title

Two-time winner Miguel Angel Jimenez will head an illustrious quartet of past champions at the 50th edition of the UBS Hong Kong Open next month.

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

New generation ready to pick up the mantle from stalwarts like Zhang

Considering the defending Volvo China Open champion is closing in on 40 and the average age of the previous 13 winners is 32, a bet on the two teenagers in the coming week's open championship may be about as sound as investing in the US mortgage market.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fine round gives Monty two reasons to smile

Like all Scotsmen, Colin Montgomerie's day started brilliantly yesterday. And it only got better.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

National pride on the line

Every weekend hacker knows the drill. A friend makes the call, you cancel all other plans, and you spend a few hours of quality time out on the course together, chuckling about the absurdities both of life and the game you are desperately trying to master.

Well, it's nice to know that some things never change - no matter how much your situations might.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Red-hot Choi has Open organisers rejoicing

Asian name at top of the leaderboard after sizzling first day

Organisers got their wish last night - an Asian name at the top of the leaderboard.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Howell to headline Macau tournament

European Ryder Cup star David Howell is expected to go head to head with China's leading duo Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei during next month's US$300,000 Macau Open.

Englishman Howell will headline the small but popular leg of the Asian Tour at the Macau Golf and Country Club from May 17 to 22.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong suits Van de Velde

Hong Kong has laid out the red carpet to a host of mainland athletes. Now it needs to adopt a French golfer.

The charismatic and colourful Jean Van de Velde can be seen pushing a pram around Mid Levels - when there is no European Tour event being played.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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