ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Colin Montgomerie says he looks back at the Ryder Cup for the proudest achievement in his World Golf Hall of Fame career.
Montgomerie, one of five inductees Monday at the St. Johns Convention Center, says his career highlight wasn’t among all the Ryder Cup matches he won as a player.
“I suppose raising the Ryder Cup as captain in 2010, to regain the Ryder Cup from the victory that the States had in 2008, to raise the Ryder Cup was a very proud moment,” Montgomerie said. “It's funny, because I never hit a golf shot, and you've asked me what the proudest moment of my career is. I suppose hitting golf shots got me to that stage, but without hitting a golf shot, raising the Ryder Cup, I suppose it has to be.”
Montgomerie was captain of the European team that took back the cup from the United States at Celtic Manor three years ago.
Montgomerie also is proud of the eight Order of Merits he won on the European Tour. He won seven of them in a row (1993-99).
“The seven in a row was like a conveyor belt, in many ways,” Montgomerie cracked. “I couldn't get off it. I was going to say a treadmill, but I've never been on that.”