One of golf’s most recognisable faces, Colin Montgomerie was a consistent force at major championships throughout the 1990s.
But it was in 2005 that he made his best run in The Open, finishing second to Tiger Woods at St Andrews after raising hopes of a fairytale success on home soil.
Montgomerie could not quite get over the line across the Atlantic either, placing second in the US Open on three occasions and once in the PGA Championship.
He enjoyed more success in the Ryder Cup though, with five victories as a player and one as a captain, at Celtic Manor in 2010.
Known affectionately to many as ‘Monty’, the Glaswegian turned professional in 1987.
A hugely successful career saw him register 54 professional wins, while his world ranking peaked at second in 1996.
He was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire at the end of 2004 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
More recently, Montgomerie has become one of golf’s most loved and respected commentators and has called some of the sport’s most iconic moments for fans across the globe.