Originally Posted by The_Kew_Tour
I was only young kid back then in 1997 at the Druids Glen driving range looking at Monty and Faldo but can honestly say never liked the 2 from that day on. Their behaviour was appalling, especially Monty, pity he beat Westwood that weekend.
Remember when Monty went into the water on 18 the year later and the crowd cheered? Was reason for that...
Nobody cheered louder than I did that day. And I was delighted when David Carter beat him in the playoff.
I've been to a lot of tournaments and Montgomerie was definitely one of the most obnoxious human beings I ever encountered. The way he treated stewards, the public, camera men etc. was truly awful.
One of my favourite "sporting" moments came a few years ago. Sky Sports were covering a Major and the panel of 4 included Jack Nicklaus and Montgomerie. They were talking about golfing greats and at one stage Nicklaus said,
"To be remembered as a great golfer, you have to win a Major. Sorry Colin!"
The camera went straight to Montgomerie and his face was a picture!
Worth every penny of my Sky Sports subscription!