Friday, April 17, 2009

Newly crowned European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie's public image has gone from "Colin the Cranky" to "Montgomerie the Magnanimous" since he's adopted the role of elder statesman at age 45. However, those of you who miss the Full Monty shouldn't worry. He's as irascible as ever, as this report from Scottish TV shows:Colin Montgomerie today lost his rag at a hapless cameraman as he fudged his way around the Volvo Chinese Open. Monty, never one to hold back when a good dressing down is called for,
spat the dummy as the cameraman filmed him on the 8th hole of the
tournament in Beijing.
The Great Britain and Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, who says his new role
has given him a new serenity, growled “don’t film me” at the man who
had filmed him hook his drive into the water.
Scottish-to-American Translations: Lose the rag: To suddenly become angry and start shouting.Spat the Dummy: Had a hissy fit.(Montgomerie was 2-over following his second round, eight strokes behind leader Ho-Sung Choi.).

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