Ryan Ballengee at Pro Golf Talk strung together a series of recent interviews with Colin Montgomerie, and the Scottish native appears open to captaining the European Ryder Cup team when the competition comes to his homeland in 2014.
Just months after Jose Maria Olazabal was installed as Ryder Cup captain for Europe in 2012, Colin Montgomerie has apparently emerged as a candidate for the 2014 job at Gleneagles in Scotland. And Monty is interested in the job.
The chatter began when Sandy Lyle told Reuters that Monty would be perfect for the gig.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Colin gets invited back. He knows the course, the surrounding area, what’s needed there and what’s not needed,” Lyle said.
“I think he would be the man to choose unless someone like Darren Clarke or Paul McGinley feels he is next in line.”
The comments were particularly curious considering Lyle’s accusation levied against Montgomerie that he cheated in the 2005 Indonesian Open. Nonetheless, Monty would take the gig if the likes of Karl McGinty – Monty’s lead choice – or Darren Clarke do not get the gig.
“But if asked again, and because of my involvement for and with the Tour over the years, I would have to accept. Only if they wanted me.
“But they would have to approach me. I wouldn’t be approaching them.”
Coming Up Aces In what Australia’s Inside Golf has declared a “world first,” three golfers recorded holes-in-one at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club on the same day, on the same hole.
It all happened on the 137-metre par-3 14th hole. Dragan Milosevic was the first to achieve the feat, playing in the morning group. Marking a triumphant “1” on the card, Dragan was, needless to say, extremely confident he had sewn up the “Nearest the Pin” prize for the day.
But two afternoon players, Lance Robinson and Lindsay Howard, quickly dashed Dragan’s hopes, as they each scored aces of their own on the hole, achieving every golfer’s dream and giving the club an unprecedented three aces in one day.
What’s even more unique is that Lance and Lindsay were playing partners (in a group of 4) and were scoring each other’s card.
“It was quite unique to see two 1’s on the cards,” Lance told Inside Golf.
“We have never heard of this happening before. It has created quite a bit of fun and excitement around the club.”
The odds of two players in the same foursome making a hole in one? 17 million to 1, according to the National Hole-In-One Registry. The odds of three aces on one hole in one day have yet to even be calculated. And in case you were wondering, the three players shared the prize for closest to the pin. Tweet of the Day Runner-up @TigerWoods: I’ll definitely be hitting first from the fairway all day tomorrow with Dustin and Woodland in the group
Tweet of the Day @ANNIKA59: Nice note from Mr. Palmer to Will. We’ll hold him to the spot in his tournament for him. 🙂