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Colin Montgomerie was born on the 23d June 1963, in Glasgow, Scotland, and is a professional golfer who has eight European Tour Order of Merit titles earned from winning 31 European Tour events, putting him fourth on the all-time list of European Tour wins. He has been as high as 2nd in the ATP world rankings. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. His career started in 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich Colin Montgomerie is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Montgomerie’s net worth is as high as $55 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career as a pro golf player. In addition, Montgomerie also has various endorsement deals, which have improved his wealth.
Colin Montgomerie Net Worth $55 Million
Colin Montgomerie grew up in Yorkshire, England and went to Leeds Grammar School and then to the Strathallan School in Perthshire. He later moved to the US to attend the Houston Baptist University, graduating with a degree in law and business management, but also became the university’s leading golfer, and good enough to win amateur tournaments such as the 1983 Scottish Youths Championship, the 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship, and the 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship.
Montgomerie became a professional in 1988, and won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award, while his first win came at the Portuguese Open TPC in 1989. Colin’s next European Tour title came in 1991 at the Scandinavian Masters, where he defeated Seve Ballesteros by one stroke. From 1993 to 1999, Colin finished first on the European Tour Order of Merit, including setting the record for most consecutive wins at a tournament -between 1998 and 2000, Montgomerie won three Volvo PGA Championships in a row, while he also entered the top 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings in 1994.
However, Montgomerie struggled to win a major tournament, but has finished second at the US Open on three occasions, in 1994, 1997, and 2006. He was also a runner-up at the PGA Championship in 1995 and ended in eighth position at the Masters Tournament in 1998. Colin was named European Tour Player of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1999. In 2002 and 2003, Montgomerie recorded two Asian Tour wins at the TCL Classic and Macau Open, while his latest European Tour title came in 2007 at the Smurfit Kappa European Open when he beat Niclas Fasth by a stroke.
Colin Montgomerie became a senior – 50 and over – in 2013 and won the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters in September that year, while in 2014 he collected four titles: at the Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, Travis Perkins Masters, and Russian Open Golf Championship. Colin added three more wins in 2015 at the Senior PGA Championship, Travis Perkins Masters, and MCB Tour Championship. From 1991 to 2010, Montgomerie represented Europe at Ryder Cup and recorded six victories. In 2005, he was rewarded by the Queen with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Regarding his personal life, Colin Montgomerie married Eimear Wilson 1990 and has three children with her, but they divorced in 2006, settling for around $10 million settlement in court. Two years later, Colin married Gaynor Knowles and currently lives in Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland. Montgomerie is a huge Rangers F.C. supporter and Leeds United fan.